The following resources will help colleges and universities navigate the changes mandated by the Department of Education, make necessary modifications to existing university procedures and protocols in order to stay compliant under new regulations, and to assist campuses as they address sexual violence on campus.
Title IX Overhaul
The Department of Education, under the Trump Administration, has proposed significant changes to the handling of campus sexual assault under Title IX. The higher education community responded to these proposed changes in a comment letter to the Department. The letter highlighted both positive facets of the proposal, and areas of concern with alternative recommendations. A full list of proposal highlights and areas of concern with accompanying recommendations are available here. On May 6, 2020 the Department released an unofficial version of its final changes to Title IX regulations. The regulations are effective August 14, 2020. NACUBO's analysis of the new regulations is available here.
Title IX Compliance Resources
Federal Agency Resources
ED Title IX Website (Launched August 14, 2020)
ED Office for Civil Rights: Title IX Final Rule (May 6, 2020)
ED Office for Civil Rights: Title IX Final Rule 3 Page Summary (May 6, 2020)
ED Office for Civil Rights: Title IX Final Rule 9 Page Summary of Major Provisions (May 6, 2020)
ED Office for Civil Rights: Title IX Final Rule 12 Page Summary of Major Provisions (May 6, 2020)
Ed Office for Civil Rights: Webinar, Title IX: An Introduction to the New Regulations (May 6, 2020)
ED Office for Civil Rights: Case Processing Manual (Effective Date: August 26, 2020)
ED Office for Civil Rights: Field Instructions on OCR Investigation Processing (Repeals previous OCR guidance and provides for a much narrower scope of OCR investigations)
ED Office of Federal Student Aid: Clery-related Appendix of the Federal Student Aid (FSA) Handbook (Updates the 2016 Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting) (October 9, 2020)
ED: The Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting (Updated in 2020 by the Clery-related Appendix of the FSA Handbook) (2016)