Summary Analysis of USED Proposed Changes to Title IX Regulations on Sexual Harassment
Published January 28, 2019
On November 29, 2018, the Trump administration published a proposed Title IX rule, and opened a 60-day notice and comment period. Comments are due on January 30, 2019. The proposed rule, which would apply to all recipients of federal financial assistance, including institutions of higher education and elementary and high schools, narrows the definition of sexual harassment, limits to whom victims can report sexual harassment for an investigation to be opened, and narrows the responsibility of schools for investigating sexual harassment outside of school property or activities. Comments on the proposed rule can be submitted here.