[Wsssc] FW: Title IX Virtual Public Hearing Hosted by OCR

Joe Holliday jholliday at sbctc.edu
Mon May 17 13:24:14 PDT 2021

Good afternoon, colleagues. See below FYI for public hearings on Title IX rules conducted by OCR on behalf of the US Department of Education. If you are not the Title IX Coordinator at your colleague, it would be great if you would forward this on to that person.


Joe Holliday
Director, Student Services
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
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From: Maryam Jacobs <mjacobs at sbctc.edu>
Sent: Monday, May 17, 2021 11:50 AM
To: Joe Holliday <jholliday at sbctc.edu>; Pam Kelly <pkelly at sbctc.edu>
Cc: John Ginther <jginther at sbctc.edu>
Subject: FW: Title IX Virtual Public Hearing Hosted by OCR

Hi Pam and Joe,

Could you please forward this to your student services and HR listservs?

Thank you,

Maryam Jacobs
Phone:  (360) 704-4389
Email:  mjacobs at sbctc.edu<mailto:mjacobs at sbctc.edu>

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Subject: Title IX Virtual Public Hearing Hosted by OCR

Dear MOA Coordinators,

I write to inform you of the June 7, 2021 - June 11, 2021 public hearing the U.S. Department of Education just announced today<https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/department-educations-office-civil-rights-announces-virtual-public-hearing-gather-information-purpose-improving-enforcement-title-ix>. The Department, through OCR, will be holding this five-day virtual public hearing for the purpose of strengthening its enforcement of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. OCR wants to hear from the public on steps the Department can take to:

  *   ensure that schools are providing students with educational environments free from discrimination in the form of sexual harassment, which encompasses sexual assault and other forms of sexual violence;
  *   ensure that schools have grievance procedures that provide for the fair, prompt, and equitable resolution of reports of sexual harassment and other sex discrimination, cognizant of the sensitive issues that are often involved; and
  *   address discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in educational environments.

This hearing will be open to the public. Individuals and organizations have two options for participating in this hearing and may choose one or both options:  (1) Provide a live comment of up to three minutes during the virtual hearing; and (2) Submit a written comment.

To learn more details of this upcoming hearing and how to participate, please read the notice announcing the hearing here<https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/titleix-publichearing.pdf>.

Thank you again for your continued hard work in ensuring all students have equal access to an excellent education!

Bianca Thomas Costello
Program Legal Group, Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Ave SW
Washington DC 2020

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