Law and Guidance-Office of Title IX Initiatives - Carnegie Mellon University

Law and Guidance

Nationally, the term "Title IX" is being used as shorthand to refer to a body of federal statutes, regulations and guidance governing and guiding educational institutions with respect to gender equity and sexual misconduct.   For convenience, links to some of the most commonly referenced legal resources in the Title IX space are provided below.

General

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq.

Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights Regulations, 34 C.F.R. part 106 [PDF]

OCR,  Dear Colleague Letter on Title IX Coordinators (April 24, 2015) [PDF]

OCR and DOJ Dear Colleague Letter on Transgender Students (May 13, 2016) [PDF]

OCR and DOJ Dear Colleague Letter Rescinding Previous Guidance on Transgender Students (February 22, 2017) [PDF]

Sexual Violence, Harassment and Misconduct

OCR, Questions and Answers about Title IX and Sexual Violence (April 29, 2014) [PDF]

OCR, Dear Colleague Letter on Title IX and Sexual Violence and Harassment (April 4, 2011) [PDF]

OCR, Dear Colleauge Letter on Student-on-Student Harassment and Bullying (October 26, 2010) [PDF]

OCR, Sexual Harassment: It's Not Academic (Revised 2008) [PDF]

OCR, Dear Colleague Letter Regarding Title IX and Sexual Harassment (January 25, 2006) [PDF]

OCR, Revised Sexual Harassment Guidance: Harassment of Students by School Employees, Other Students, or Third Parties (January, 2001) [PDF]

Not Alone: The First Report of The White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault (April 29, 2014) [PDF]

Athletics

OCR, Dear Colleague Letter Regarding Athletic Compliance (Three-Part Test) (April 20, 2010) [PDF]

OCR, Dear Colleague Letter Regarding Athletic Activities Counted for Title IX Compliance (September 17, 2008) [PDF]

OCR, Dear Colleague Letter Regarding Further Clarification of Intercollegiate Athletics Policy Guidance Regarding Title IX Compliance (July 11, 2003) [PDF]

OCR, Clarification of Intercollegiate Athletics Policy Guidance: The Three-Part Test (January 16, 1996)

OCR, Equal Opportunity in Intercollegiate Athletics (1991)