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College Policies & Greek Life During COVID-19

Greek life on college campuses will be impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. In particular, college and university policies concerning COVID-19 safety measures are likely to be implemented, and the implementation of those policies will affect the ways in which Greek systems operate. For many fraternities and sororities (and the students within them), the ability for...

How Long Do Schools Have to Complete their Title IX Investigation?

Colleges, universities, and other educational institutions have a legal duty to prevent sex-based discrimination and sexual harassment. Indeed, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 strictly prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all schools and educational programs that receive any type of federal funding. When discrimination or harassment complaints are filed, schools...

Is a “Friendly Kiss” Sexual Harassment Under Title IX

Under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, discrimination on the basis of sex is strictly prohibited in all schools, institutions, programs, and educational activities that receive any amount of federal funding. The law is clear: Sexual harassment, which includes sexual misconduct, is a form of sex-based discrimination that violates Title IX. Of course,...

Does Title IX Apply to Events that Happened During an Academic or Summer Break?

Enacted in 1972, Title IX of the Education Amendments prohibits discrimination based on sex, including sexual harassment, in certain education programs and activities. Title IX protects not only students, but also faculty and staff members of qualifying educational institutions, whether they be enrolled in or employed by elementary or secondary schools, colleges or universities, private...
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