Title IX

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…


August 13, 2020

Title IX Regulations effective August 14, 2020

Dear University Community: The U.S. Department of Education’s new Title IX regulations governing how educational institutions respond to sexual assault, sexual harassment, and other forms of sexual misconduct take effect August 14, 2020. In January 2019, the UW submitted detailed comments outlining our concerns with the proposed rules and provided a declaration on behalf of…


June 12, 2020

Title IX Community Conversation – Video Now Available

If you weren’t able to join the June 2 or June 4 community conversation, a recording is now available of the June 2 presentation. The video includes information about what the new federal rules require, and how UW is responding. Phase I of our response includes developing interim/emergency rules that must be in place by August…


May 26, 2020

Title IX Community Conversations: New Federal Rules

The new federal Title IX rules describe how the US Department of Education will define sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, and domestic violence; they outline when an institution must respond to this conduct, and they prescribe how an institution must respond. Join us for a community conversation to discuss key elements of the new federal rules, what impact the…


May 13, 2020

Message to UW Students About New Federal Title IX Rules

Dear UW Students: President Cauce recently communicated with the UW community regarding the new Title IX regulations  which were released by the U.S. Department of Education on May 6, 2020. The UW (and thousands of others) urged the Department of Education to take a different tack with these rules which govern how educational institutions respond…


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