Title IX & Campus Safety and Security
All schools that receive federal dollars, both public and private, must adhere to federal regulations related to campus safety and gender discrimination. The Clery Act and Title IX are two of the primary federal regulations governing how colleges and universities handle these issues.
- The Clery Act - The Jeanne Cleary Act, a consumer protection law passed in 1990, requires all colleges and universities who receive federal funding to share information about campus crime statistics and school efforts to improve campus safety.
- Title IX - Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is responsible for enforcing Title IX, and all schools are responsible for complying with the rule. Schools must have at least one Title IX coordinator to ensure institutional compliance.
To learn more about NACUBO’s work on Title IX and campus crime, read below.
Sexual Assault Guidance
- Summary of ED's seeks new campus sexual assault guidance (September 18, 2017)
- Notice of ED's interim sexual assault guidance announcement (September 18, 2017)
- Overview of ED's new Clery handbook (July 11, 2016)
Title IX Guidance
- Overview of ED's proposed changes to Title IX (November 27, 2018)
- Summary of NACUBO's proactive Title IX guidance (November 18, 2016)
- NACUBO's Title IX To-Do list (May 10, 2016)
- Announcement for Title IX Coordinator Guidance (May 18, 2015)
- NACUBO’s archives on Department of Education regulations
From the Department of Education
- New Interim Guidance on Campus Sexual Misconduct (Sept 22, 2017)
- Title IX coordinator guidance package (May 2016)
- Q&A on Title IX and Sexual Violence (April 2014)
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