Title IX Regulations

New Title IX Regulations

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New Title IX Regulations

April 19, 2024

On April 19, 2024, the U.S. Department of Education released its Final Rule under Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance. 

The final regulations:

  • Provide full protection from sex-based harassment.  
  • Require schools to take prompt and effective action to end any sex discrimination in their education programs or activities—and to prevent its recurrence and remedy its effects. 
  • Require schools to provide supportive measures to complainants and respondents affected by conduct that may constitute sex discrimination, including sexual violence and other forms of sex-based harassment.  
  • Require schools to respond promptly and effectively to all complaints of sex discrimination with a fair, transparent, and reliable process that includes trained, unbiased decisionmakers to evaluate all relevant and not otherwise impermissible evidence. 
  • Provide schools with flexibility to adapt the regulations’ grievance procedure requirements to their educational communities so that all schools can implement Title IX’s promise of nondiscrimination fully and fairly in their educational environments. 
  • Protect students, employees, and applicants from discrimination based on pregnancy or related conditions. 
  • Prohibit discrimination against LGBTQI+ students, employees, and others.
  • Protect people from harm when they are separated or treated differently based on sex in school. 
  • Protects students, employees, and others from retaliation.  
  • Ensure that schools communicate their nondiscrimination policies and procedures. 
  • Prohibit schools from sharing personal information. 

For more information, please see the FACT SHEET: U.S. Department of Education’s 2024 Title IX Final Rule Overview

May 26, 2020

On May 6, 2020, the US Department of Education released new regulations regarding how schools address and resolve complaints of sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence and stalking.  The date by which these new regulations go into effect is August 14, 2020.  At this time, the UC Office of the President and the UC Systemwide Title IX Coordinator are working to bring current policy and process for handling such complaints in compliance with the new regulations by the implementation date.  In keeping with current and past practice, until new policy, processes and procedures are put into place, individuals will be held to the policy definitions in place on the date of the alleged incident; and, the currently posted process and procedures will be used to address, investigate and resolve the complaint.