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Cal Poly Humboldt President Apologizes for Title IX Comments

This week, California State Polytechnic University, Humboldt President Tom Jackson Jr. apologized to the campus community for his previous comments on Title IX investigations,...

LGBTQ+ Students Lead the Charge for Equal Rights at Religious Colleges...

Despite the progress that has been made to protect LGBTQ+ rights in higher education, many religious colleges and universities still have policies in place...

Proposed Title IX Regulations Seek to Strengthen LGBTQ+ Rights, Maintain Due...

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the passage of Title IX in June, the U.S. Department of Education released long-awaited proposed changes to the...

Judge Rules Michigan State University is Not in Compliance with Title...

This week, a federal judge ruled that Michigan State University (MSU) violated federal Title IX policy by cutting its women’s swimming and diving program...

NCAA Title IX Report Finds Increased Participation from Women, But Gender...

The NCAA recently released “The State of Women in College Sports” report to mark the 50th anniversary of Title IX. The study notes that...

Biden Administration Releases New Title IX Rules on Law’s 50th Anniversary

The Biden administration released a proposed overhaul of Title IX on Thursday, which marks the 50th anniversary of the law’s passage. The changes would undo much of...

More Than 200 Groups Call on Education Department to Release Proposed...

In a letter published Wednesday, over 200 education, civil rights, and survivor advocacy groups called on the U.S. Department of Education to release its...

Women’s History Month 2022: Celebrating 50 Years of Title IX

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, a landmark piece of legislation...

Education Department’s New Civil Rights Leader Could Mean Big Changes for...

Catherine Lhamon’s contentious appointment signifies a major overhaul of sexual misconduct rules, but experts caution that process may be lengthy. Determining how to properly address...

Liberty University Threatened to Punish Students Who Reported Title IX Violations,...

A report published by ProPublica on Monday found that Liberty University, a private Christian institution in Virginia, allegedly ignored reports of sexual assault and...

University of Montana Law Students Stage Walkout Over Handling of Sexual...

Students at the University of Montana (UM) Alexander Blewett III School of Law led a walkout on Tuesday to protest against how school leaders...

Ohio State University Probe Alleges Social Work Professor of Sexual Misconduct

The Ohio State University (OSU) board of trustees recently fired René Olate, a tenured associate professor in the College of Social Work, after two...

Eastern Connecticut State University to Reform Title IX Procedures After Report on...

Eastern Connecticut State University mishandled sexual misconduct complaints, according to a recent report from the law firm TNG Consulting. Following a review of the university's...

Changes to Title IX Are on the Horizon, But Their Enforcement...

On June 16, the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) issued a federal notice that Title IX, which protects students and employees from sex-based discrimination...

Education Department Defends Transgender Students Under Title IX Protections

The U.S. Department of Education announced this week that Title IX protections, which prohibit sex-based discrimination, extend to transgender and other LGBTQ students. “We just...

Northwestern University Faces Backlash After Promoting Athletic Director Named in Federal...

During a faculty-organized protest at Northwestern University on Friday, nearly 400 campus community members gathered at the home of President Morton Schapiro to speak...

Former University of Evansville Student Sues School, Alleges Sexual Abuse by...

A former University of Evansville (UE) student filed a Title IX lawsuit against the school on Monday claiming officials did not take appropriate action...

Education Department Seeks Public Input on Title IX Changes

The Biden administration plans to hold a hearing to solicit public input on changes to Title IX regulations, the Department of Education announced in...

University of Southern California to Pay $852 Million in Landmark Sexual...

The University of Southern California (USC) has agreed to pay an $852 million settlement to plaintiffs who alleged they were sexually abused by former...

Biden Signs Executive Orders on Title IX, Voting Access, and Gender...

President Joe Biden recently signed a string of executive orders to undo Trump-era Title IX policies, address gender equity, and combat voter suppression.  On International...

University of Iowa Reinstates Women’s Swim Team Amid Gender Bias Lawsuit

The University of Iowa reinstated its women’s swimming and diving program this week following Title IX litigation and revenue shortfall due to the pandemic. Last...

Northwestern Releases Statement Following Cheerleader’s Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Officials at Northwestern University (NU) released a statement to students, faculty, and parents last week in response to a lawsuit filed on January 29...

What a Biden-Harris Administration Means for Higher Education

The election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris has many indications for diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education. Harris’ victory broke gender and...

The Battle Over Title IX

Colleges and Universities Contend with Divisive Sexual Misconduct Protocols When it comes to preparing for the fall 2020 semester, America’s colleges and universities face some extreme...

An Interview with the Experts: How Colleges Can Support Title IX...

The rules that govern how Title IX offices investigate cases of campus sexual assault have undergone “near-constant change,” in recent years, requiring institutions to...

Girls Track Team Members File Title IX Complaint, Say Transgender Athletes...

Three members of a girls high school track team in Connecticut have filed a federal civil rights complaint against a state policy allowing transgender...

TOEING THE LINE: Christian Colleges Send Mixed Signals to LGBTQ+ Students

According to a 2014 study by the Pew Research Center, 49 percent of Christian millennials believe that LGBTQ+ identities should be accepted — an...

Leading the Charge: Higher Education Takes a Proactive Approach in Addressing...

When revelations of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct surfaced in October to much public outcry, the moment was a sobering one for many...

White House Rescinds Obama-Era Rules on Campus Sexual Assault

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced on Friday that the U.S. Department of Education would rescind Title IX regulations and guidance issued by President Barack...

NCAA Adopts Policy to Improve Sexual Violence Prevention in College Athletics...

College coaches, athletics administrators, and student-athletes at National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) member schools are now required to annually complete sexual violence prevention education...

Report Indicates Lack of Gender, Racial Diversity in Women’s College Athletics...

The majority of female athletic teams at American colleges and universities are led by male coaches, and most of those coaches are white, according...

Education and Support Drive Campus Sexual Assault Prevention Efforts

Title IX, the Clery Act, the Violence Against Women Act, the Campus Sexual Assault Victims’ Bill of Rights, and the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination...

Concern Over Transgender Students’ Health Increases Following Reversal of Title IX...

Civil rights groups, health experts, and state officials are warning that the Trump administration’s decision last Wednesday to reverse Title IX protections for transgender...

Evaluating the Varied Impacts of Title IX

Forty-four years ago, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 became law, mandating the equal treatment of all students, regardless of gender, in...

Justice Department Says UNC in Violation of Title IX

The U.S. Department of Justice issued a letter to the University of North Carolina (UNC) System on Wed., May 4, warning that by complying...

How a Gender Equity Law Evolved into a Sexual Assault Protection...

One in five women is sexually assaulted while in college, often by someone she knows. So says the first report of the White House...