Title IX

Title IX Definition

Title IX, a clause of the 1972 Education Amendments, states: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

Click here to watch Nicole Neily give an interview on Title IX issues

Click here to watch Nicole Neily give an interview on Title IX issues

Title IX has brought an end to many injustices since it was enacted almost 50 years ago. However, bureaucrats have expanded the definitions of discrimination and harassment over the years in a way that has been harmful to students on campus. The process for adjudicating serious allegations on campus, for example, has been plagued by bias, vagueness, and overreach – undermining a system that was intended to ensure access to education for all students. Instead, bureaucrats have created a climate of fear and suspicion on campus and destroyed students’ appreciation for the traditions of fairness upon which this country was built.

In May of 2020, new Title IX rules were issued by the Department of Education which could provide much-needed clarity for students, universities, families, and administrators. They could also enshrine procedural safeguards that will start to restore trust in a broken system. Speech First will be following the issue closely.

Campus Civil Liberties Coalition Files Brief In Support Of Title IX Free Speech, Due Process Protections WASHINGTON, D.C.—A coalition of civil liberties groups, including Independent Women’s Law Center (IWLC), Speech First, and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (F.I.R.E.), filed a brief on January 19 asking the U.S.…
Motion for Summary Judgement in Speech First’s Title IX case Whatever one’s views about the policy judgments the Department of Education made in its Title IX sexual harassment rule, the process the Department used in promulgating its rule represents the…
Campus civil liberties coalition files petition to defend Title IX free speech Campus civil liberties coalition files petition to defend Title IX free speech, due process protections against state attorneys general lawsuit WASHINGTON, June 26, 2020 — A coalition of civil liberties…
Petition to intervene in Title IX litigation – Commonwealth of Pennsylvania et al, D. DC. PARTIALLY OPPOSED* MOTION TO INTERVENE AS DEFENDANTS AND SUPPORTING STATEMENT OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES Plaintiffs ask this Court to throw out a Department of Education rule that was written to…
Campus free speech orgs seek to intervene in lawsuit to defend new Title IX regulations WASHINGTON, June 24, 2020 — Today, a coalition of organizations that support free speech on campus filed a petition in federal court asking to participate in litigation surrounding the Department…
Speech First’s Statement Regarding Title IX Nicole Neily, President of Speech First "The Department of Education's new Title IX rules provide much-needed clarity for students, universities, families, and administrators. For far too long, the process for…
TITLE IX LETTER TO ED DEPT SPEECH FIRST and INDEPENDENT WOMEN’S LAW CENTER Call on Department of Education Not to Use COVID-19 Crisis as an Excuse to Delay Due Process Rights of Students WASHINGTON, D.C –…
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