Federal Title IX Compliance ‘Blueprint,’ May 9, 2013

By May 9, 2013

On May 9, 2013, the United States Departments of Justice and Education issued a findings letter announcing a resolution agreement with the University of Montana, ending a joint federal investigation into the university’s policies and practices regarding sexual harassment and assault. The findings letter, which refers to the agreement as a “blueprint for colleges and universities throughout the country to protect students from sexual harassment and assault,” explains the Departments’ interpretation of applicable legal standards and the terms of the agreement and defines sexual harassment as “any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature.”

 

Documents:

U.S. Departments of Justice and Education Joint Findings Letter to the University of Montana, May 9, 2013

Resolution Agreement Between the University of Montana – Missoula, the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, and the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, May 9, 2013

Cases: Departments of Education and Justice: National Requirement for Unconstitutional Speech Codes