Campus Safety: Federal Judge Says New Title IX Sexual Assault Rules Can Move Forward

A federal judge declined to block the Department of Education’s controversial new rules on how schools and universities respond to complaints of sexual assault. The rules, which go into effect Friday, will modify Title IX, a 1972 law that prohibits “discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance,” by narrowing the definition of sexual harassment and requiring schools to challenge evidence and cross-examine students via a live hearing. Under the new rules, schools will only be found in violation of Title IX if they are determined to be “deliberately indifferent” to accusations of sexual assault that occurred in […]
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