On May 6, 2020, the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education released its Final Rule under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”).
Title IX is a federal law that protects all persons in the United States from being denied equal access to education on the basis of their sex. Title IX applies to all educational institutions that receive federal funds. Title IX is perhaps best known for its application to college athletics, wherein it requires sports, scholarships, and other athletic benefits be equally available to both male and female student athletes. However, Title IX also applies to every aspect of education, including protecting all students from sexual harassment while involved in an educational activity that is sponsored by a covered school.
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