Title IX Campus Sexual Assault: Resources on the Department of Education's Proposed Regulations


On Nov. 16, 2018, the U.S. Department of Education issued its long-awaited notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) regarding additional regulations implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.  The NPRM was officially published in the Federal Register Nov. 29, marking the start of a 60-day period for public comment by any interested party. 

ACE and 60 higher education associations submitted comments on the proposed rule Jan. 30, 2019. 

The groups believe while there are some elements in the proposed regulations that could be effective, on the whole, they are problematic. The comments note provisions of the the groups believe would help institutions address sexual harassment, provisions that could undermine these efforts, and provisions that require clarification. 

Resources From the Department of Education

Background: Federal Statutes, Executive Branch Regulations and Guidance, and Court Opinions



Federal Guidance and Dear Colleague Letters

Court Opinions