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The Case in Favor of OCR’s Tougher Title IX Policies: Pushing Back Against the Pushback

SARAH EDWARDS
Duke University School of Law, J.D. Candidate, Class of 2016.
Abstract :

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is currently conducting 97 investigations at 94 universities over concerns that the schools violated Title IX in their handling of sexual violence cases.1 Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities operated by recipients of federal financial assistance.2 The law requires schools to respond to hostile educational environments or risk losing federal funding.3 In 2014 alone, OCR found six violations of Title IX during reviews examining sexual violence cases.4 In response to these investigations and violations, universities are beginning to implement stricter policies and procedures in order to comply with Title IX

Keywords :
Civil Rights, sexual violence, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity

Date Deposited : 31 Mar 2016 12:01

Last Modified : 31 Mar 2016 12:01

Official URL: http://scholarship.law.duke.edu/

Volume 23, Number 1, - 2015 , ISSN 2328-9732

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