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Sexual Misconduct on College Campuses in Academic Year 2020-2021: Complying with the DOE's May 6, 2020 Final Regulations

Duration: 90 minutes

Speaker: Dr. Jim Castagnera, Esq.

Webinar Description

Almost unnoticed in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic, while most college campuses were closed, on May 6, the U.S. Department of Education’s long-awaited final Title IX regulations were released with minimal fanfare.  Release of the regs came 18 months after they were first published in the Federal Register, eliciting a gargantuan 124,000 public comments.


While focused on higher education, the regulations apply to the K-12 world as well.  At all levels of the American educational community they have sparked controversy and debate.  Some are applauding the enhanced due-process protections for alleged perpetrators, while others condemn what they consider to be a watering down of victims’ rights.


Like them or not, if your institution is covered, you need to have the regulations implemented by August 14th.  And with many universities opening early in anticipation of a possible late fall recurrence of coronavirus, that deadline is none too soon.  All covered institutions need to revise their sexual-harassment/sexual-assault policies to reflect the new regulations.  Additionally, how complaints are investigated and adjudicated must undergo a serious reevaluation and reconfiguration.



Changes wrought by the new final regs include:



This event will be presented live with a PowerPoint presentation to be viewed on your computer. You may listen to the audio of the webinar by telephone or through your computer. The PowerPoint slides will be provided shortly before the event. Once you register, you will receive an email which is your receipt and which includes your instructions for dialing in and logging on. You will also receive an email reminder 24 hours before the webinar.