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09.28.17

Department of Education withdraws Obama-era Title IX Guidance

Campus sexual misconduct investigations and disciplinary proceedings implicate privacy and confidentiality concerns for the complainant, respondent, and third-party witnesses.  On September 22, the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights issued a new Dear Colleague Letter and a Q&A on Campus Sexual Misconduct, stating OCR's guidance on prompt and equitable responses to sexual misconduct reports.  We address the new guidance in our Higher Education Alert, which may be viewed here.