On June 23, 2022, the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) issued a proposed rule to amend regulations implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”). You may find these proposed changes here.
American University is in the process of assessing these draft regulations. Public comments on the proposed rule can be submitted by anyone to the Department of Education by September 12, 2022. Please note that any potential changes that must be made to the University’s policies as a result of new regulations would not be implemented until the new regulations formally go into effect (which will not take place until the Department of Education has completed the formal rule-making process).
If you would like to submit comments to the draft regulations, please follow this link: https://www.regulations.gov/document/ED-2021-OCR-0166-0001