Title IX states that no person should be discriminated against on the basis of sex in any educational programs or activities that receive federal funding. Betsy DeVos, the current Secretary of Education, has proposed rules redefining several aspects of Title IX. The Harvard Journal of Law and Gender has collected comments on this significant rule change from a wide variety of sources.
This week our spotlight is on comments regarding students in higher education. Colleges, universities, and graduate schools implicate different Title IX concerns than elementary or secondary schools, and higher education administrators are accountable to a wider range of students. The following four comments focus on the importance of Title IX in the higher education context and highlight the unique needs of graduate and undergraduate students.
We thank these authors for their important perspectives on the rule change. We hope their voices will inform the rule change and contribute to the most equitable and fair interpretation of Title IX.
The full list of comments may be found on our website here.