On June 7-11th, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) will be hosting a virtual Title IX Hearing to gather information for the purpose of improving the enforcement of Title IX. It will provide a time for the public to present commentary to OCR on how they can take steps to address the following:
The public hearing is part of Office of Civil Right’s review of the Title IX regulations, including the 2020 amendments to the regulations, and other agency actions related to discrimination in the form of sexual harassment, including sexual violence, in educational environments, and including discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in educational environments.
Sourced from the Department of Education’s Official Notice.
This comes after President Biden published the “Guaranteeing an Educational Environment Free from Discrimination on the Basis of Sex, Including Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity” Executive Order in March, which emphasized that all students should be guaranteed an educational environment free from discrimination on the basis of sex, including discrimination in the form of sexual harassment, which encompasses sexual violence, and including discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
It’s a Public, Virtual Event
OCR Wants to Hear From You
The Public Can Suggest Title IX Improvements
The Title IX Hearing Schedule
Make sure to visit the official event page, which includes how to submit a written comment, how to register to offer a live comment (depending on time slot availability) and other information regarding the June hearing.
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