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Recent Court Ruling for Transgender Rights under Title IX

The debate regarding transgender individuals and public restrooms continues in many parts of the country, and schools and college campuses are often at the center of it. In fact, many school administrations have struggled to make appropriate decisions regarding transgender bathroom rights, especially when it comes to student-athletes and access to locker rooms. Some administrators …

Title IX Protects the Rights of Transgender Students

Today’s DOJ letter outlining how Title IX protects the rights of transgender students significantly raises the stakes for every public school in the nation.  Providing educators guidance to ensure that “all students, including transgender students, can attend school in an environment free from discrimination based on sex.” Check out the letter AND the excellent examples …

Why Affirmative Consent On Campus is So Challenging

Now that the issue of sexual misconduct and assault on college campuses has moved squarely into the public spotlight, college officials are revamping their sexual misconduct policies and replacing the old norm of “no means no” with a new standard of “yes means yes,” otherwise known as affirmative consent.   Under these policies, any student …

Athletic Culture and Sexual Assault on Campus

Are you a college athlete? If so, you know what it’s like to have people look up to you. You also know what it means to carry the responsibility of protecting your team’s — and your school’s — reputation. It’s hard, then, to confront the difficult truth that more college sexual assaults are committed by …
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