New Federal Title IX Guidelines

Department of Education Title IX Final Rule

The Department of Education released new Federal Title IX guidlines "Final Rule" May 6, 2020. The rule outlines new procedures universities must follow in cases of sexual harassment and assault on campuses.

The rule becomes effective August 14, 2020. University staff are hard at work to meet that aggressive timeline. The new requirements are extensive, and the university is now working to assess them and to identify the necessary revisions to our policies and procedures for purposes of compliance.

What will not change is UA’s commitment to provide students, faculty, and staff an educational and workplace environment free from sex and gender-based discrimination. Ongoing efforts in training and prevention will continue, and UA also will ensure that complaints are investigated timely and thoroughly, and provide fair and effective sanctions.


Implementation Timeline 2020 Federal Title IX Regulations

May 6, 2020

May 27, 2020

June 8, 2020

June (ongoing)

June 19, 2020

July 1, 2020

July 2020 (TBD)

July 2020 (TBD)

July - August

August 10, 2020

August 14, 2020

August 26, 2020

September 1, 2020

Guidelines received, work begins to review new requirements and revised policy

BOR Ad Hoc Committee on Title IX presentation and discussion

First draft of policy and regulation for Title IX, HR and Student Conduct review

Meetings with governance and university stakeholders

Second/final draft of policy and regulation - feedback form provided

Deadline for online feedback

BOR Ad Hoc Committee on Title IX meeting review and recommendation

Special meeting of the full Board for policy approval. 
Regulations proposed for approval to President Johnsen.

Training Title IX, Stuent Services, Res Life etc. on updated policy & regulations 

Deadline for updates to university websites, training, etc.

Effective date of new university policy and regulations. DoE compliance deadline.

First day of Fall 2020 instruction

New student and employee Title IX training available