January 8, 2018
On September 22, 2017, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights released three documents addressing how schools1 should investigate, assess, and resolve allegations of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment and sexual violence:
(1) A Dear Colleague Letter, which formally rescinds prior guidance issued by the Obama Administration;
(2) A Questions and Answers document (Q&A) which discusses how to address issues involving sexual misconduct; and
(3) A press release, which discusses both the Dear Colleague Letter and the Q&A.
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