Resources on Title IX and Campus Sexual Assault Regulations

Recent Education Department Actions

​​​The Biden Ad​​​ministration


On June 23, the Department of Education issued a proposed rule revising the Trump-era Title IX regulations. The proposal would expand the scope of Title IX's protections, including enhanced protections for LGBTQ+ students. Read more.


In March, the Biden administration issued an executive order directing Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to review the regulations for potential suspension, revision, or rescission. ED's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) held a virtual public hearing ​​June 7-11 to re-examine the rules.

As part of the process, officials requested stakeholders to submit comments to supplement the 600 speaking slots over the five-day event. ACE and 39 other higher education associations submitted comments that highlighted concerns with the highly prescriptive, court-like processes required under the regulations, including the mandate for a live hearing with direct cross-examination.

The Tru​mp Administration

​​​​​​​The Trump administration released its final Title IX campus sexual assault regulation​ on May 6, 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The rules were effective Aug. 14, 2020.

Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance
Federal Register | May 19, 2020

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (and instructions for submitting comments)
Federal Register | Nov. 29, 2018


Doe v. Baum, et al. [University of Michigan] (PDF)​
Case No. 17-2213 (6th Cir. Sept. 7, 2018)

Doe v. Brown et al. [Brown University] (PDF)​
Case No. 17-1941 (1st Cir. July 18, 2018) 

Doe v. Columbia University 
Case No. 15-1536 (2d Cir., July 29, 2016​)​

Davis v. Monroe County Board of Education 
526 U.S. 629 (1999)

Franklin v. Gwinnett County Public Schools (PDF)
503 U.S. 60 (1992) 

Doe v. Kegan Allee ​
Court of Appeals for the State of California, Second Appellate District

Harnois v. Univ. of Massachusetts
Case No. 19-10705 (D. Mass., Oct. 28, 2019) ​​

Doe v. Baum and University of Michigan, et al.
Case No. 16-13174  (E.D. Mich., Sept. 30, 2019)

Messeri v. University of Colorado, et al.
Case Number No. 18-cv-2658-WJM-SKC (D. Co. Sept. 23, 2019)​

Doe v. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Case No 7:18-cv-170, No. 7:18-cv-320, No. 7:18-cv-492, No. 7:18-cv-523 (W.D. Va. Aug. 15, 2019)​

Haidak v. University of Massachusetts-Amherst, et al.
Case No. No. 18-1248 (1st Cir. Aug. 6, 2019)​

Doe v. Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia (PDF)
Case No. No. 3:19CV00038 (W.D. Va. June 28, 2019)

Doe v. DiStefano
Case No. 16-cv-1789-WJM-KLM (D. Colo. June 5, 2019)​

Doe v. Northern Michigan University, ​et al​.
Case No. 2:18-CV-196 (W.D. Mich. May 28, 2019)​

​Sheppard v. The Visitors of Virginia State University, et al​.
Case No. 3:18-CV-723-HEH (E.D. Va. April 25, 2019)

Doe v. Princeton University
Case No. No. 18-16539 (D.N.J. Jan. 9, 2019)


New Proposed Title IX Regulations are Here. Now Wh​​at?

Learn more about Title IX and what the newly proposed regulation​​​s mean for college campuses on ACE's July 14, 2022 dotEdu podcast.

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