What is Title IX?


Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and the Department of Education released the proposed guidance for Title IX early on November 16, 2018. On November 28th, the proposed changes were published in the Federal register- a daily publication of the US federal government that issues proposed and final administrative regulations of federal agencies. After the proposal was published, the Department of Education held a 60-day public notice and comment period to solicit public input on the proposed changes. This comment period closed January 30, 2019. The department is required to respond to this input when it issues final regulations. Although the proposed changes are not final, it is important to understand how the new rules could impact institutions and students, especially victims/survivors of interpersonal violence.

Click the link below to view the original document published by the Department of Education detailing the proposed changes.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

100+ pages too long? Click below to view a summary of proposal changes.
9 Things to Know About Betsy DeVos’ Proposed Title IX Rule

How to Write an Effective Comment
Short comments are better than no comments, but the more information you can provide about why you feel the way you do about the proposed changes, the more information comment reviewers will have to make decisions. Here are some quick tips adapted from the Know Your IX Notice and Comment 101 Guide:

  1. Raise As Many Relevant Points As You Can: Utilize data (check out this Notice-and-Comment Data Guide), policy, and narratives to back up your argument.
  2. Clearly Organize Your Comment: Especially if you decide to submit a longer comment, use headers, cite sources, and provide page number, column, and paragraph locations from the federal proposal document.
  3. Suggest Alternatives: If you disagree with a portion of the proposal, suggest an alternative if possible. Explain how this alternative would be more effective.
  4. Tie It Into CSU: Share personal stories or examples about how these changes could have an impact on students’ abilities to stay at CSU.

These changes will impact students at CSU. The university is currently considering how to plan for proposed changes. We believe it’s important to continuously uplift the voice for victims/survivors. If you want your voice to be heard and to share your thoughts about the proposed changes follow the button below to our feedback form.


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