As we head into the long weekend, we wanted to share a quick Title IX update from the Department of Education. The Department just announced through a blog post that due to the large number of public comments it received regarding its proposed rules to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, it is moving the anticipated release date of the final rules to October 2023. Originally scheduled to be released this month, the final Title IX rules are expected to significantly change schools’ current obligations for responding to reports and complaints of sexual harassment. The Department also shared that it intends to release the final rule addressing athletics in October 2023.
Stay tuned for further insights and support from our Title IX team regarding the impact this new release date will have on your School’s policies, procedures, and training plans for the upcoming school year. And as always, do not hesitate to reach out for specific assistance with supporting your Title IX teams under the current rules, both as you end the current school year and prepare for the 2023-2024 school year.