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Final 2024 Title IX Regulations Released

April 26, 2024 

The U.S. Department of Education released the long-awaited final Title IX regulations on Friday, April 19. The new regulations will go into effect on August 1, 2024.

While the final regulations have maintained most of the elements from the proposed regulations, they also include some notable changes. A UW work group is currently analyzing the over 1,500-page preamble and regulations and will continue to collaborate with University partners and stakeholders to gather input, identify the necessary changes to policy and practice, and seek guidance from the Title IX Steering Committee and other University leaders.

Among other things, the regulations include requirements and clarify the University’s obligation to:

  • Prevent and address all sex discrimination, including discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and pregnancy status.
  • Prevent and address sex-based harassment, which is a subset of sex discrimination and includes sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, hostile environment harassment, and quid pro quo harassment.
  • Require more employees to inform the Title IX Office of instances of sex discrimination.
  • Provide supportive measures for individuals impacted by sex discrimination.
  • Provide grievance procedures for complaints of sex discrimination, including some required and some optional process steps.
  • Protect educational access for students experiencing pregnancy and related conditions.
  • Ensure all employees complete annual Title IX training.

More information will be provided to the UW community in the coming months, and training and websites will be updated in advance of the autumn quarter. For additional details and analysis, review the Department of Education’s overview and summary of major provisions. You are invited to share any insights or feedback with the Title IX Office at