U.S. Department of Education Increases Fine for Clery Act Violations

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (“Clery Act”) requires postsecondary institutions participating in Title IV student financial assistance programs to annually disclose campus crime statistics and security information. The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid (“the Department”) enforces the Clery Act through program reviews, which […]

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The Benefits of Community Partnership

Recently, I recorded 2024’s first The Law & Education episode with ICS Specialist Brittany Gates. Our conversation centered around the benefits of becoming an ICS Community Partner through the lens of a Title IX Coordinator. Brittany’s responses reminded me of the importance of Community for Title IX Professionals. This space is ever-changing, marked with uncertainty, and, […]

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Transgender Bathroom Bans and Title IX

Does Title IX prohibit schools from requiring students to use a restroom or changing area on the basis of their biological sex rather than their gender identity? This is a question that is being litigated with increasing frequency in courts across the country, and without consistent results. Recently, in the case of Bridge v. Oklahoma […]

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New Timelines of Release for Title IX Regulations

We last updated you in October on another anticipated delay for the release of the Department of Education’s revised Title IX sexual harassment and athletics regulations. Following that update, on December 7, 2023, the Department of Education published its Fall Regulatory Agenda, which revised the projected finalized publication of both regulations to March 2024. As […]

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Status of New Title IX Regulations

Originally, the Department of Education stated they would release both the athletics regulation and the revised sexual misconduct regulation in May 2023. That deadline was moved to October 2023. Today is October 5, and it is very unlikely we will have new regulations this month. As it stands, the Department of Education has not sent […]

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