News and Relevant Updates

US Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights Dear Colleague Letters

The April 4, 2011 Dear Colleague Letter states sexual violence and sexual assault are forms of sex/gender discrimination and sexual harassment, and reaffirms the use of the Preponderance of the Evidence standard in complaint investigations. Visit the following link to view the entire letter.

http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/letters/colleague-201104.pdf

The April 24, 2013 Dear Colleague Letter states Retaliation is a violation of Title IX.  Visit the following link to view the entire letter.

http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/letters/colleague-201104.pdf

White House Task Force Reports

The Rape and Sexual Assault: A Renewed Call to Action January 2014 Report can be viewed at:

https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/sexual_assault_report_1-21-14.pdf

The Not Alone: The First Report of the White House Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault April 2014 Report can be viewed at:

https://www.notalone.gov/assets/report.pdf