New NCAA Policy Directed to Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention

On August 8, 2017, the NCAA announced a new policy directed to sexual assault awareness and prevention for schools participating in NCAA Division I, II or III athletics (“the Policy”). Officially enacted on August 10, 2017, the Policy requires, among other things, that athletes, coaches and athletics administrators complete annual sexual violence prevention education.  Further, […]

Massachusetts Senate Moves to Preserve and Expand Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Requirements for Public and Private Colleges and Universities

A bill that would preserve and expand federal requirements for College and University programs to prevent and respond to sexual violence on campus is moving through the Massachusetts State Senate. The bill, SB 2081, is, in part, an effort to solidify Title IX regulations and guidance concerning sexual misconduct issued by the U.S. Department of Education […]

Trump Administration’s Department of Education Contemplating Changes to Enforcement of Title IX as Applied to Sexual Misconduct

Recent statements by Department of Education officials suggest new guidance is forthcoming with respect to enforcement of Title IX as applied to sexual misconduct on college campuses. During a stakeholders meeting last week, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos criticized the effectiveness of the current Title IX enforcement guidelines and expressed the desire to implement changes “quickly.” These comments […]