In 2011, the U.S. Department of Education’s (USDE) Office for Civil Rights “Dear Colleague Letter” specified how schools should respond to reports of sexual assault to be in compliance with Title IX. In 2017, these guidelines were rescinded, leaving some criticizing the new regulations. In 2021, President Biden signed an Executive Order, directing the USDE to review Title IX regulations and to provide new guidance. While national bodies are reviewing the Title IX practices, some survivors and activists have identified Title IX failures. As a result, lawsuits have emerged against colleges and universities. This review outlines university betrayal of sexual assault survivors and implications for improving colleges and university’s responses to empowering survivors and raising awareness.
Dr. April Terry
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"Title IX: Institutional Betrayal and Survivors of Sexual Assault,"
SACAD: John Heinrichs Scholarly and Creative Activity Days: Vol. 2022, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholars.fhsu.edu/sacad/vol2022/iss2022/4