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Q&A Regarding New Title IX Regulations

Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs and activities. The new Title IX Regulations became effective August 14, 2020. At the time of this publication, the Title IX Regulations have the full force and effect of law.[1]

[1] See 34 CFR Part 106, especially § 106.30 through § 106.71.

[2] The "Respondent" is the person accused of sexual harassment who must respond to the allegations.

[3] The "Complainant" is the person who reported, or filed a complaint alleging, that a Respondent or Respondents sexually harassed the Complainant.

[4] The "Parties" include Complainant(s) and Respondent(s), but not the witnesses or others involved in the complaint process.

[5] Depending on your age, the investigator may need permission from your parent or guardian to review these confidential records.