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Title IX Proposed Regulations
Dear UW-Madison community,
Wednesday, January 30 is the deadline to submit public comments on Department of Education published proposed regulations that would change schools’ responsibilities under Title IX, which is a federal law that bars recipients of federal funds—including the University of Wisconsin-Madison—from engaging in sex discrimination.
The proposed changes to this law will impact victims/survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, dating violence, sexual harassment, and stalking. More information about potential impacts can be found in this letter from Chancellor Blank.
The Survivor Services and Violence Prevention units at University Health Services (UHS) remain steadfast in advocating for policies and systems that protect, promote, and assist survivors of sexual harassment and intimate partner violence. In addition, the providers and staff of UHS reaffirm our commitment to creating a climate where students of all identities and backgrounds feel supported and safe. Every student has the right to pursue their education in an environment free from violence.
If you or someone you know is a survivor of sexual violence, no-cost, confidential help is available at UHS.
Members of the campus community—including students, faculty, and staff—can submit comments until 11:59 p.m. ET Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at regulations.gov. Below are helpful guidelines on how to submit a comment:
- Cite docket No. ED-2018-OCR-0064
- Introduce yourself
- Share your issues of concern
- Support with your experience/knowledge AND with data/expert opinion (if attach, reference)
- Propose alternatives
- Close and contact information