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.
- Title IX Regulations Addressing Sexual Harassment (Unofficial Copy) PDF (May 6, 2020)
- Title IX: U.S. Department of Education Title IX Final Rule Overview PDF (May 6, 2020)
- Title IX: Summary of Major Provisions of the Department of Education’s Title IX Final
Rule PDF (May 6, 2020)
Implementation Timeline 2020 Federal Title IX Regulations
May 6, 2020
May 27, 2020
June 8, 2020
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