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OCR Announces Resolution in Ancestry Discrimination Complaint

This month, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights announced the resolution of a complaint of discrimination on the basis of shared ancestry against the University of Vermont and State Agricultural College (“University”). The complaint alleges that the University violated Title VI by failing to address various instances of antisemitic harassment. Relevant Allegations On […]

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Title IX Athletics NPRM – What You Need to Know

When the Department of Education announced the 2022 Title IX NPRM last summer, the agency stated that it would address the issue of transgender participation in athletics in a separate rulemaking process. On April 6, 2023, the Department finally published the “Athletics NPRM” to address equal opportunity in athletics programs. Before addressing the substance of […]

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New Resources from OCR on Athletics under Title IX

March 9, 2023 The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights released three new resources that will help students, parents, athletics staff, and administrators evaluate whether a school is providing equal athletic opportunities regardless of sex.   In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, public elementary and secondary schools as well as […]

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A Good Title IX Policy: More Than Just Compliance

With the requirements under the 2020 Title IX Regulations, a good policy is critical to your compliance efforts. We know through the Office for Civil Rights’ published resolution agreements and corrective action plans for institutions who have undergone investigation by the Department, process is a key piece. Policies are reviewed by the Department to determine […]

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Support First….

Always, ALWAYS, support first. I cannot even express how many times I find that school districts and institutions are not offering the basic supportive measures to provide access to Complainants and Respondents in Title IX related matters. This may be because they aren’t aware, believe they “can’t”, are receiving internal pushback, or a variety of […]

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