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Comment Period on New Title IX Sexual Violence Rules Now Open

Want to provide input on the proposed Title IX sexual misconduct rules? You have until Jan. 28 to submit your comments.

Comment Period on New Title IX Sexual Violence Rules Now Open

Individuals and organizations have 60 days to comment on the proposed rules. Photo iStock

The U.S. Federal Register today formally published the U.S. Department of Education’s Title IX Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, beginning the 60 day period when individuals and organizations can comment on the proposed rules.

The proposed rules would reduce campus liability exposures, provide more support for sexual misconduct victims and bolster the rights of students who are accused of sexual assault, harassment or rape. When the new Title IX rules are finalized, they will carry the force of law.

The new rules proposed by DeVos are being applauded by men’s rights groups but are receiving push back from victim advocates.

To submit your comments regarding the proposed rules, click here or visit https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=ED_FRDOC_0001-0830.

Read the Federal Register

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Robin has been covering the security and campus law enforcement industries since 1998 and is a specialist in school, university and hospital security, public safety and emergency management, as well as emerging technologies and systems integration. She joined CS in 2005 and has authored award-winning editorial on campus law enforcement and security funding, officer recruitment and retention, access control, IP video, network integration, event management, crime trends, the Clery Act, Title IX compliance, sexual assault, dating abuse, emergency communications, incident management software and more. Robin has been featured on national and local media outlets and was formerly associate editor for the trade publication Security Sales & Integration. She obtained her undergraduate degree in history from California State University, Long Beach.

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4 responses to “Comment Period on New Title IX Sexual Violence Rules Now Open”

  1. Robert Carle says:

    I am a college professor, and I am in full support of the revisions to Title IX proposed by the Department of Education. The proposed revisions are an important step in restoring due process to campus judicial processes which now run roughshod over the rights of the accused.

  2. I graduated from the University of Michigan Law school in 1964 and have practiced law continuously since that time. I believe that the new rules make sense, are fair to all parties, And are long overdue.The presumption of innocence in the right of the accused to confront and cross examine the accuser is basic to our concept of justice.

  3. JACKI says:

    I WAS A VICTIM OF SEXUAL ASSAULT. PILLS AND ALCOHOL ARE METHODS OF PUTTING A PERSON TO SLEEP.

  4. james bogen says:

    I’m a retired college professor with some experience of how colleges deal with date rape cases. As it is, it’s unreasonably difficult for victims and accused to get a fair shake. Although I agree with DeVos that the accused need more protection, her proposal makes victims situations hopeless by requiring rape to be severe enough to deny them ‘equal access to the recipient’s education program or activity’ and disallowing complaints about improper conduct off campus.

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