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Title IX Resources

Clearinghouse for Title IX information


Title IX Requires Your School to Address Sexual Violence. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits sex discrimination—which includes sexual violence—in educational programs and activities. All public and private schools, school districts, colleges and universities receiving federal funds must comply with Title IX. If you have experienced sexual violence, here are some things you should know about your Title IX rights

Office for Civil Rights statement regarding the role of Title IX Coordinator. 

Office for Civil Rights Title IX resource guide that outlines basic Title IX requirements.

The introduction states, "[t]he Case Processing Manual (CPM) provides OCR with the procedures to promptly and effectively investigate and resolve complaints, compliance reviews and directed investigations to ensure compliance with the civil rights laws and regulations enforced by OCR."

Founded in 2013, Know Your IX is a survivor- and youth-led project of Advocates for Youth that aims to empower students to end sexual and dating violence in their schools. 

The American Association of University Women provide resources to assist in finding your Title IX Coordinator; checking your schools compliance in Athletics; taking action to promote Title IX Compliance; and knowing your Title IX rights.

The Office of Civil Rights rescinded  the Letter to Emily Prince from James A. Ferg-Cadima, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Office for Civil Rights at the Department of Education dated January 7, 2015; and the Dear Colleague Letter Date May 13, 2016 regarding Transgender Students.

On September 7, 2017, Betsy Devos, who is the current Education Secretary, presented a speech that outlined her concerns regarding the current enforcement of Title IX sexual harassment claims in higher education.   Her speech also announced that new guidance would be forthcoming.

The Office for Civil Rights rescinds the Dear Colleague Letter dated April 4, 2011 and April 29, 2014.

The Office for Civil Rights attempts to explain the changes in policy after rescinding the April 4, 2011 and the April 29, 2014 Dear Colleague Letters.

The Association of Title IX Administrators have created a thorough analysis of the Office for Civil Right's interim guidance.

Public Justice responded to the Betsy Devos's September 7th statement regarding changes to Title IX guidance from the Office for Civil Rights.  Specifically, Public Justice provided an open letter to Betsy Devos on September 25, 2017 that was signed by 78 other organizations and a fact check  on the Betsy Betsy Devos's speech on September 7, 2017,  Dear Colleague Letter dated September 22, 2017 and the interim guidance.

SSAIS is unique.  It’s the only organization specifically created to address sexual harassment/assault and K-12 students’ rights. With the increased attention on sexual assault on college campuses, it’s time to address the epidemic of sexual harassment and assault impacting younger students.

isten to these parents, relatives, and neighbors describe the toll sexual harassment takes on the K-12 students in their lives. Hear their frustration with schools who discount, disbelieve, and ultimately fail these students, compromising their education and burdening families. They feel that schools aren’t doing enough to protect their loved ones and neighbors.

This new toolkit can help parents and allies find out what their schools are doing about sexual harassment. It contains video clips, fact sheets, a checklist, and ways to make positive change in your community. 

Dr. Bill Howe was the Connecticut State Title IX coordinator for 17 years. He maintains a website on Title IX.  Dr. Howe provides a simple guide to help parents understand the complaint process if their child has been subjected to sexual harassment, sexual violence, sex discrimination or other violations of state and federal civil rights laws.

Christine Garner contributed the a blog regarding Title IX as it applies to Private K-12 schools with input from Dr. Bill Howe.    

Title IX and Private K-12 Schools

S.E.S.A.M.E. is the leading national voice for the prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment of students by teachers and other school staff. Ending the practice of “passing the trash,” a phenomenon where educators investigated for abuse are able to resign and get a new job at a new school, is S.E.S.A.M.E.’s top priority for ending abuse in schools. Our organization works toward the following goals:

The Clery Center is a national nonprofit dedicated to helping college and university officials meet the standards of the Jeanne Clery Act. By equipping professionals with the training and resources they need to      understand compliance requirements, we strive to make campus safety a
universal reality.

On August 8, 2017, the  National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) adopted this policy to enforce its commitment to prevent sexual violence


The tool kit provides 46 pages of guidance. As noted in the introduction, "Athletics departments must work in partnership with campus colleagues to address this important issue. Using the best available evidence to prevent sexual violence, as reflected in the CDC’s ‘Stop SV: A Technical Package to Prevent Sexual Violence,’ is critical. This tool kit is a step in the right direction and provides athletics collaborative strategies to support safer campus environments for all! Katheleen Basile, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention"