On May 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights released new regulations regarding Title IX, the law that prohibits sex-based discrimination and harassment at schools, colleges, and universities. In order to remain legally compliant, St. Olaf must adopt and incorporate these regulations by August 14, 2020. Between now and then, members of the Title IX Team, along with other members from the St. Olaf community, are reviewing and adapting the College’s policies and procedures as necessary to align with the new federal regulations, along with Minnesota state laws and our values as a community. The Title IX Office is committed to ensuring that our Title IX actions are rooted in respect, sensitivity, and dignity for all of our students, faculty, and staff while also remaining compliant with the law.
Below are resources to help describe these new regulations and how St. Olaf plans to implement them. If you have questions, concerns, or feedback after reviewing these resources, please take a moment to fill out this Google Form. The Title IX Advisory Group will be monitoring any feedback received, and the Title IX Office will work to answer questions and concerns by updating this website and through additional communication to our community.
Regardless of the changes that lie ahead, St. Olaf will always remain committed to a respectful, safe, and healthy environment that does not tolerate sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual misconduct in any form. If the news about these Title IX changes is creating a need for increased support resources for you, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Title IX Coordinator or any of our confidential resources for assistance.
New Title IX Regulations Resources
The following resources were designed to help our community better understand the U.S. Department of Education’s new Title IX regulations and how we plan to implement these regulations into St. Olaf’s Title IX policy and process.
- New Title IX Regulations FAQ Handout
- St. Olaf Title IX Reporting Process Flow Chart
- St. Olaf Title IX Investigation & Hearing Process Flow Chart
- New Title IX Regulations Presentation (recorded on June 26, 2020)
- New Title IX Regulations Presentation Slides
After reviewing these resources, please consider providing any additional questions, concerns, or feedback you may have via this Google Form.