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Does Title IX Include Harassment?

In 1972, the U.S. government enacted new laws to protect equal opportunities in education by prohibiting discrimination based on sex. These laws and associated regulations and interpretations are generally all referred to under the heading of Title IX. The language of Title IX directly refers to discrimination but makes no mention of harassment. However, interpretations …

Title IX No-Contact Orders: Here’s What You Need to Know

A No-Contact Order—which a Title IX lawyer will often refer to as an “NCO”—is commonly issued by colleges after someone has made a complaint of sexual assault or harassment. The complaint initiates a lengthy Title IX investigation and other processes that usually take considerable time to resolve. This means that an NCO can be in …

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 …

Title IX and Minority Rights

Under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, students and employees of colleges and universities are protected against discrimination on the basis of sex. Under Title IX, those protections extend to educational programs and activities, including campus athletics, Greek organizations, and other university clubs. Any college or university that receives federal funding, unless it …