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New Title IX Guidance for Transgender Students in 2021

On June 16th, 2021, the United States Department of Education officially confirmed that Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 protects students from discrimination and harassment on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. In a sharp reversal from the policies of Trump Administration, the updated guidance sets forth that transgender students …

How Private Are My Educational Records?

If you’re 18 years of age and enrolled at a college or university, there are five things you need to know about your records. 1. What is FERPA? The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act is the federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. All educational institutions that receive federal funding must …

Off-Campus Visitors on College Campuses During COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many colleges and universities that have reopened for in-person education have put policies in place to limit or restrict visitors. Universities that have reopened for limited in-person work and education have also enacted policies that are designed to restrict visitors on campus. These policies, at various colleges and universities that have …

Overview of College Policies In Response to COVID-19

Last spring, nearly all colleges and universities in the country turned to remote education as the coronavirus pandemic led to stay-at-home orders and the closings of non-essential businesses. During the summer, many of those colleges and universities made plans to reopen for on-campus learning, and developed policies designed to bring students, faculty, and staff back …