New Title IX Regulations
(Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq)
Effective Aug. 14, 2020: Sexual harassment, sexual assault and sexual discrimination, complaint process, and other new federal requirements should be in place in school policies
New Title IX regulations make fundamental changes to previous Title IX guidance. School district Title IX Coordinators should be working with district legal counsel to understand how the new regulations affect school districts' Title IX policies and procedures and make new revisions, as necessary.
The new Title IX rule which amends the regulations implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 was released by the U.S. Department of Education on May 6, 2020. Recipients of federal financial assistance, including elementary and secondary schools, must now respond to allegations of sexual harassment and assault consistent with Title IX's prohibition against sex discrimination.
Helpful links for Title IX Coordinators to review to ensure compliance:
- Press Release: Historic Action to Strengthen Title IX Protections for All Students
- Summary of Major Provisions of the Department of Education's Title IX Final Rule
- Final Rule
- Office for Civil Rights Webinar: Title IX Regulations Addressing Sexual Harassment
- For technical assistance, please contact the Office for Civil Rights OPEN Center