Compliance

Proposed Title IX rules

The U.S. Department of Education posted proposed Title IX regulations in the Federal Register on November 29, 2018. This initiates a 60-day notice and comment period with comments due to the Department of Education on or before January 28, 2019.

Attend a 2019 UW discussion forum

Title IX discussion forums will include an overview of key content in the proposed regulations, how the proposed rules could impact UW policy, procedure, and protocol, and an opportunity for Q&A and open discussion.

UW Seattle
Monday, January 14, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Allen Auditorium

UW Seattle
Tuesday, January 15, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
South Campus Center SCC 301

UW Tacoma
Wednesday, January 16, 12:30 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.
MAT 214

UW Bothell
Thursday, January 17, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
UW1 – 103

Provide written feedback

Any individual can provide feedback to the Department of Education. Go to regulations.gov and click on the “Comment Now!” button.

The UW as an institution will be providing feedback during the comment period. As a member of the University community, we welcome anything you’d like us to consider as we develop UW’s institutional response.

Submit Comments to UW

Background

The U.S. Department of Education released proposed Title IX regulations on Nov. 16, 2018, which were published in the Federal Register on November 29, 2018. This initiates a 60-day notice and comment period with comments due to the Department of Education on or before January 28, 2019. The Department will consider the comments received and either move forward with finalizing the rules or revise the proposed rules and open them for additional comment.

The University is conducting a full analysis of the proposed regulations and their potential impact on UW processes and protocols.

The UW student conduct code currently provides for a fair and equitable process. In addition to equitable processes, the UW provides support and resources—including confidential advocates and support measures—to anyone who has experienced sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking or other sexual misconduct. Respondent resource staff are available to any UW student who is alleged to have violated the student conduct code.

To learn more about the proposed regulations, including how they could impact UW policy, procedure and protocol—and to provide input regarding how Title IX is implemented at the UW—please plan to attend one of the Title IX discussion forums listed above.

While the news from the Department of Education is significant, and many within our University community have expressed concern, the UW reaffirms our deep commitment to preventing and addressing sexual assault, sexual harassment and all forms of sexual misconduct and will continue to advance our Title IX mission of promoting educational access and advancing gender equity.