Higher Education: Title IX Final Rule

On May 6, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) published the final rule on Title IX, which took effect on Aug. 14. According to a news release, the rule “extends new protections against sexual harassment and strongly safeguards the rights of all students, including the right to due process.”

ED recently launched a new website that includes a detailed webinar on how schools can implement and uphold the new provisions of the rule. In addition, Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes, P.C.’s higher education team led by Ron Holt, has compiled a helpful summary of the update Title IX – Final Rule_8.20.2020.

This new rule effects all postsecondary institutions, so leadership should familiarize themselves with the update and consider any necessary changes to handbooks, catalogs and policies, if needed. For specific  guidance on implementing these updates, contact the experts at SST today.

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