I’ve written before about how the Obama-era regulations that defined and governed sex offenses under the federal law known as Title IX, were far too weighted against the accused. “Title IX” prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender at colleges, universities and any educational institutions receiving federal funds. The law is enforced by the U.S. Department of Education.
After an exhaustive review process overseen by US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos that spanned more than 2 ½ years and received more than 120,000 public comments, revisions and clarifications were made to the regulations governing how colleges and universities respond to allegations of campus sexual assault and rape. Colleges and universities across the U.S. must comply with the provisions of the new law by August 14. If they don’t, they could lose tens of millions each in federal funds.
Some of the more important changes to the Title IX sex assault regulations include: