Sexual Misconduct Prevention

Did you know that President Biden and the U.S. Department of Education have released their proposed changes to the Title IX regulations?

As research shows that 1 in 5 women will be sexually assaulted while attending college, we are committed to helping fraternities and sororities address the topic of sexual misconduct, assault, and relationship violence prevention from a values-based perspective.

To that end, we wanted to make you aware of the purposed changes to the Title IX regulations from the Biden administration.  The open to the public commentating period is now closed, and the Department of Education is now reviewing every comment.  It will take some time before the Department of Education has reviewed all the comments and makes any further changes. A full review of the Biden administration Title IX proposals can be found here. Until we have the final word, some of the proposed changes to the Title IX regulations include, but are not limited to:

  • Clearly protect students and employees from all forms of sex discrimination.
  • Provide full protection from sex-based harassment.
  • Protect the right of parents and guardians to support their elementary and secondary school children.
  • Require schools to take prompt and effective action to end any sex discrimination in their education programs or activities – and to prevent its recurrence and remedy its effects.
  • Protect students and employees who are pregnant or have pregnancy-related conditions.
  • Require schools to respond promptly to all complaints of sex discrimination with a fair and reliable process that includes trained, unbiased decisionmakers to evaluate the evidence.
  • Require schools to provide supportive measures to students and employees affected by conduct that may constitute sex discrimination, including students who have brought complaints or been accused of sex-based harassment.
  • Protect LGBTQI+ students from discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and sex characteristics.
  • Clarify and confirm protection from retaliation for students, employees, and others who exercise their Title IX rights.
  • Improve the adaptability of the regulations’ grievance procedure requirements so that all recipients can implement Title IX’s promise of nondiscrimination fully and fairly in their educational environments.
  • Ensure that schools share their nondiscrimination policies with all students, employees, and other participants in their education programs or activities.

No matter where the changes ultimately end up, we recognize that fraternity and sorority members have a unique opportunity to serve as change agents on their campuses. Taking a Stand: Preventing Sexual Misconduct on Campus challenges chapter members to recognize the warning signs and proactively intervene in situations where sexual misconduct may occur. Learn more about this comprehensive, research-based set of materials that equips chapter members with the necessary tools to be leaders in prevention on this topic. The materials were also designed to be compliant with the existing and new higher education requirements to address sexual violence on college campuses.

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