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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PROPOSED TITLE IX REGULATIONS

The U.S. Department of Education posted proposed Title IX regulations in the Federal Register on November 29, 2018. This initiated a 60-day notice and comment period with comments due to the Department of Education on or before January 30, 2019.  The Department will consider the comments received and either move forward with finalizing the regulations or revise the proposed regulations and open them for additional comment.

Comments to the Department of Education

On January 30, 2019, Chancellor Chopp submitted a comment to the Department of Education supporting the recommendations made by the American Council on Education (ACE) and the Association of American Universities (AAU).  You can track these comments at regulations.gov by searching their tracking number:

Chancellor Chopp's Comment (tracking number 1k3-97z9-2g4r)

ACE Comment 

AAU Comment (tracking number 1k3-97v5-zsyd)

USG Comment (tracking number 1k3-97zc-v8t7)

 

Provide Written Input to DU

As an institution, DU is currently reviewing the proposed changes and considering how it impacts our current policies and procedures.  As a member of our community, we welcome anything you would like us to consider.

Submit Comments to DU

Civil Engagement Information & Resources

Campus Life & Inclusive Excellence (CLIE) has developed information and resources on writing comments, contacting your State and House Representatives, and learning about democracy and voting.  

Background

DU is conducting a full analysis of the proposed regulations and their potential impact on DU policies, procedures, and practices.

The University's Equal Opportunity & Title IX Procedures, which were developed over the years with national experts in the field, currently provide for a fair and equitable process. In addition to equitable processes, DU provides support and resources—including confidential advocates and supportive measures—to anyone who has experienced gender-based violence. DU also provides respondents with access to confidential counseling resources and supportive measures.

To learn more about the proposed regulations, including how they could impact DU policies, procedures, and practices, please plan to attend one of the Title IX educational forums listed above.

While the news from the Department of Education is significant, DU remains committed to upholding our values and fully supporting all our students and campus community members. We also reiterate the University's mission to create a supportive and inclusive campus environment, and our commitment to providing a thorough, prompt, and equitable response to allegations of discrimination, harassment, or gender-based violence.