Investigations

Free Title IX compliance checklist for institutions of higher education

[Consult with your Institution Attorney first]. Free Title IX compliance checklist for institutions of higher education. As institutions of higher education are acutely aware, the U.S. Department of Education’s new Title IX Rule takes effect this Friday, August 14, 2020. Pursuant to the new rule, colleges and universities are required to prepare and implement a […]

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K-12 DOE Title IX Enforcement Actions Announced – K-12 Appears To Be The First Frontier For DOE’s New Title IX Agenda

Source: https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/k-12-doe-title-ix-enforcement-actions-89496/ Citing the alarming statistic that “[t]he number of K-12 sexual harassment and violence complaints filed with OCR is nearly fifteen times greater than it was a decade ago,” U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced a new Title IX enforcement initiative aimed at K-12 schools that hopes to lower the “approximately 9,700 instances of sexual […]

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Training for Title IX investigators lacks tested, effective techniques

SOURCE Training for Title IX investigators lacks tested, effective techniques Posted Oct 28, 2019 7:00 am AMES, Iowa – Interviews are the central component of any Title IX investigation, but new research finds the techniques investigators are using may not be the most effective. Iowa State University researchers Christian Meissner and Adrienne Lyles evaluated the available […]

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Sexual Harassment Investigations under Title IX – A Cheat Sheet

Source: https://i-sight.com/resources/cheat-sheet-sexual-harassment-investigations-under-title-ix/?leadsource=Bing&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Title%20IX%20(IQ)%20%245%20%5B75%5D&utm_term=title%20ix&utm_content=IX%20Cheat%20Sheet   Details Sexual harassment allegations are among the most sensitive issues that an investigator may encounter. And conducting one of these investigations in an institute of higher education that receives government funding adds to the sensitivity with legal requirements under Title IX, which prohibits sex-based discrimination in education. It’s important for investigators to have […]

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TITLE IX V. FERPA: WHICH LAW TRUMPS FOLLOWING A SEXUAL HARASSMENT INVESTIGATION – BY: BETSEY HELFRICH

Source: http://www.mickesotoole.com/articles/title-ix-v-ferpa-which-law-trumps-following-a-sexual-harassment-investigation-by-betsey-helfrich/ Excerpt:   Sexual harassment of a student is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX.   Title IX protects students from sexual harassment at school and at school activities, including off-campus school sponsored trips.  Schools have an obligation to respond promptly and effectively to claims of sexual harassment.  Title IX regulations require schools […]

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