This morning, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released a Dear Colleague Letter (DCL). In it, the Department announced its withdrawal of guidance reflected in OCR’s 2011 Dear Colleague Letter on Sexual Violence and 2014 Questions and Answers on Title IX and Sexual Violence. As Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced in early September, the Department will establish a rulemaking process that responds to public comment. Despite these efforts, the Department also issued a Q&A on Campus Sexual Misconduct in tandem with the letter.
You can read Clery Center’s statement on the document release by clicking on the link below.