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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 …

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 …

If Another Student Reports Me For COVID-19 Violations, What Are My Options?

Colleges and universities across the country have created specific policies concerning COVID-19, which often require face coverings and social distancing, and include restrictions on social gatherings and off-campus visitors. In many cases, institutions have clarified that student violations of COVID-19 safety policies may result in sanctions according to the college or university code of conduct, …
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