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Coming Quickly Into Compliance with Major Title IX Revisions

May 18, 2011
1 -2:30 p.m. EST

Stetson University College of Law
Gulfport, Fla.

On April 4, the Obama administration announced an ambitious set of guidelines for how colleges and universities should respond to allegations of sexual assault and harassment including:

  • Require institutions to consider allegations of sexual assault or harassment under the "more likely than not" standard of evidence, rather than the stricter "clear and convincing" standard that many schools currently use
  • State that student on student harassment that occurs off campus may create a hostile environment on campus, therefore requiring institutions to respond
  • Forbid institutions from mediating between a victim and alleged perpetrator, even if done on a voluntary basis
  • State that a law enforcement investigation does not release an institution from its duty to conduct an investigation under Title IX and requires schools to use the "preponderance of the evidence" standard of proof
  • Require institutions to distribute notice of nondiscrimination to students, employees and other individuals on campus, designate a Title IX Coordinator position to oversee complaints, and adopt and publish grievance procedures that provide for the "prompt and equitable resolution" of complaints

These guidelines require institutions to come into immediate compliance. Institutions that fail to do so risk serious fines. Is your institution ready? This interdisciplinary webinar is a "must see" program for higher education attorneys, student conduct administrators, campus police, and any other higher education professionals who deal with student conduct, sexual assault and harassment prevention, or student affairs.

Application is pending for 2.5 hours of CLE credits with the Florida Bar. Although we only apply for CLE credit in the state of Florida, we will provide you with a packet of materials at the conference if you would like to apply for CLE credit in another state. Stetson University College of Law does not pay the application fee for CLE applications in states other than Florida.