Last week, NASPA, along with more than 200 other organizations, signed on to a letter calling on the White House and the Department of Education to suspend the Title IX rulemaking process amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the letter states: “The unprecedented challenges arising from this pandemic will continue to require significant school resources and will continue to create tremendous upheaval of students’ and school employees’ lives. Moving forward now with a new Title IX rule would only exacerbate these challenges by diverting schools’ already sharply limited resources toward creating complex new policies and training employees on implementation, at a time when schools are already working to radically shift their programs and meet student needs, even while staff operate remotely. Finalizing the proposed rule would also unnecessarily exacerbate confusion and uncertainty for students who are currently in pending Title IX investigations and hearings, which have already been delayed and disrupted by the pandemic.”
Read the full letter here.