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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TITLE IX REGULATIONS ANNOUNCEMENTS

June 10, 2020

In a letter to the community, Chancellor Haefner provide an update on DU's implementation plan for the new Title IX regulations, including a town hall and an update on the wecanDUbetter action items. To read the letter, please click here.

Ask the Experts about Title IX: A Dedicated Town Hall

June 16, 2020 at 3:30 pm. The Zoom link is here.

 


 

June 9, 2020

Provide anonymous feedback on the final Title IX regulations
DU is currently reviewing the final Title IX regulations and determining the necessary modifications to existing policies and procedures. As a member of our community, we welcome your questions and concerns about the regulations and DU's implementation of the regulations. To review the final regulations and related materials from the U.S. Department of Education, please see the links below.

Comments 2020


 

Title IX: U.S. Department of Education Title IX Final Rule

Title IX: Regulations Addressing Sexual Harassment (Unofficial Copy)

Overview Title IX: Summary of Major Provisions of the Department of Education's Title IX Final Rule

Title IX: Summary of Major Provisions of the Department of Education's Title IX Final Rule and Comparison to the NPRM (Notice of Proposed Rule Making)


 

May 6, 2020

The Department of Education issued the final Title IX regulations on May 6, 2020. The regulations will be effective on August 14, 2020, and DU has been planning for that possibility. Community conversations and consultation about the new regulations and their impact on our policies and practices is planned for June and July of 2020.

Title IX prohibits gender based discrimination in education – this includes discrimination based on gender, sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, stalking, and dating violence.

Title IX: U.S. Department of Education Title IX Final Rule

Title IX: Regulations Addressing Sexual Harassment (Unofficial Copy)

Overview Title IX: Summary of Major Provisions of the Department of Education's Title IX Final Rule

Title IX: Summary of Major Provisions of the Department of Education's Title IX Final Rule and Comparison to the NPRM (Notice of Proposed Rule Making)


 

May 1, 2020

We are anticipating that the Department of Education will issue a new set of Title IX regulations. The release date is unclear.  However, DU is taking preparatory measures for the possibility that the regulations will be released soon and be effective in August, 2020. Title IX prohibits gender based discrimination in education – this includes discrimination based on gender, sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, stalking, and dating violence.

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.

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.