Generic OPEN Center Statement Included in all Responses

Filed Under: Generic Response

Generic OPEN Center Statement Included with All Questions



Thank you for your questions regarding OCR’s new Title IX regulations.  OCR’s OPEN Center is pleased to respond.  All references and citations are to the unofficial version of the final regulations, which are available here.  A link to the official version of the Rule published in the Federal Register is here.

 OCR’s OPEN Center provides this response as technical assistance to answer stakeholder’s questions about the new Title IX Rule.  Please note that the response provided to you by OCR is not legal advice and does not constitute an OCR determination regarding the compliance or non-compliance with respect to the new Rule.  OCR does not provide advisory opinions, and determinations about a recipient’s compliance with civil rights laws like Title IX are made only after OCR has investigated a complaint filed with OCR, in accordance with OCR’s Case Processing Manual.

The Department’s Title IX Rule becomes effective on August 14, 2020, and OCR will not enforce the Rule prior to that date.  The rule is not retroactive, once effective.

The Rule, and the Department’s commentary about the Rule, can be viewed here; page references to the Rule or Preamble are to that version of the Rule and commentary found at that link.

To stay up to date with the Office for Civil Rights, please visit the OCR Blog.  Additional technical assistance materials from the OPEN Center are available here.

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