Office of the Title IX Coordinator

October 21, 2022

Title IX Rights and Resources for UW Students

Message to UW Students About Title IX Rights and Resources Dear UW Students, We’re contacting you with information about Title IX, a federal gender equity law that prohibits discrimination based on sex or gender. As a UW student, there are a number of reasons why Title IX may matter to you: You are seeking information…


October 12, 2022

Fact Resource about Pregnancy and Related Conditions

During a time when access to the full range of reproductive health care options is changing in the national landscape, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights released the Discrimination Based on Pregnancy and Related Conditions fact resource. This resource emphasizes and clarifies universities’ existing Title IX obligations to protect students and employees…


September 12, 2022

UW submits response to 2022 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

The U.S. Department of Education posted proposed Title IX regulations in the Federal Register on July 12, 2022. The University of Washington submitted a detailed response, which includes a letter from President Cauce and specific feedback based on the Office of the Title IX Coordinator’s analysis and input received from partners across the UW. Additional…


July 12, 2022

Proposed Title IX Rules

The U.S. Department of Education posted proposed Title IX regulations on June 23, 2022, which were published in the Federal Register on July 12, 2022. A 60-day notice and comment period is now underway, with comments due to the Department of Education on or before September 12, 2022. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) aims…


September 10, 2021

Portion of Title IX regulations deemed “arbitrary and capricious”

Recently, a federal court ruled that one part of the Department of Education’s 2020 federal Title IX regulations was “arbitrary and capricious” and set it aside. The Department of Education then issued a letter stating that the Department would immediately stop enforcing that part of the 2020 Title IX regulations. UW will similarly stop enforcing…


March 9, 2021

Biden orders review of the Title IX regulations within 100 days

President Biden issued an executive order on March 8, 2021 guaranteeing an educational environment free from discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual orientation or gender identity. The order requires a review of all agency actions that may be inconsistent with this guarantee and specifically references the Title IX regulations that were issued by…


December 7, 2020

Will Title IX rules change under Biden Administration?

The Office of the Title IX Coordinator has received numerous questions about what we expect given the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.  We don’t have any “insider information” about who President-Elect Biden will select as the Secretary of Education, but we have read the news articles many of you have also read in which…


November 12, 2020

October Title IX Community Conversation – Video Now Available

If you weren’t able to join the October 28 or 29 community conversation, a recording is now available of the October 29 presentation. The video includes information about what the new federal rules require and how UW has come into compliance. We also discuss initiatives that are focused on moving beyond compliance. View the recording to learn…


October 22, 2020

Message to Students About UW’s Implementation of 2020 Title IX Rules

Dear UW Students: Title IX is a federal gender equity law that prohibits discrimination based on sex or gender. New Title IX regulations from the U.S. Department of Education went into effect on August 14, 2020, which govern how educational institutions must respond to particular instances of sexual assault, sexual harassment and other forms of…


October 19, 2020

Title IX Community Conversations: Moving Forward after the 2020 Federal Rules

The new federal Title IX rules went into effect on August 14, 2020, and require universities to respond to particular forms of sexual misconduct in specific ways. Join us for a community conversation about UW’s two-pathway approach to implementing the rules and provide input as we review and adjust our interim policies and practices before…


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