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January 8, 2018

U.S. Department of Education Issues New Guidelines for Addressing Sexual Misconduct Under Title IX








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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