On November 29, 2018, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) proposed new regulations relating to Title IX.
Panel members from the Office of General Counsel, Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity, Office of Student Conduct and the Women’s Center will provide a high-level overview of the proposed changes and then facilitate a discussion to hear thoughts from members of the NC State community.
Attend NC State’s open forum to learn about the proposed regulations and how to provide comments to the Department of Education.
Why You Should Attend
You have the right to provide public comment on the proposed regulations as a private citizen during the public comment phase.
As part of the rulemaking process, the proposed regulations are open for public comment through January 28, 2019.
- Please assist us by sharing this announcement broadly with your fellow community members and through your communication channels.
We look forward to receiving your input at the forum.
Counselors will be on site for students who need support.
About the Changes
The proposed regulations are summarized as follows:
“The proposed regulations would clarify and modify Title IX regulatory requirements pertaining to the availability of remedies for violations, the effect of Constitutional protections, the designation of a coordinator to address sex discrimination issues, the dissemination of a nondiscrimination policy, the adoption of grievance procedures, and the process to claim a religious exemption. The proposed regulations would also specify how recipient schools and institutions covered by Title IX (hereinafter collectively referred to as recipients or schools) must respond to incidents of sexual harassment consistent with Title IX’s prohibition against sex discrimination. The proposed regulations are intended to promote the purpose of Title IX by requiring recipients to address sexual harassment, assisting and protecting victims of sexual harassment and ensuring that due process protections are in place for individuals accused of sexual harassment.” (Proposed Rulemaking, www.regulations.gov)
- Contact David Elrod, Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity.