Final Title IX Regulations FAQs

Final Title IX Regulations FAQs

Title IX Regulations FAQs



On May 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education issued new regulations under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance. Similar to all educational institutions receiving federal funding, Rowan was required to amend its current policies to implement these new regulations. As a result, updates to Rowan’s policies related to sexual misconduct were made consistent with these regulations, as well as other applicable laws, including the Clery Act and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013. Specifically, the following policies are effective immediately:

  • Title IX Sexual Harassment/Sexual Assault – this policy applies to both students and employees. It addresses allegations of sexual misconduct that fall within the U.S. Department of Education’s Title IX regulations. 
  • Student Sexual Misconduct and Harassment Policy – this policy applies only to students. It addresses allegations of sexual misconduct that do not fall within the definitional or jurisdictional requirements of the Title IX regulations. For example, allegations of sexual exploitation; or sexual harassment/sexual assault that does not occur on campus or in an education program or activity.

Complaints of sexual misconduct against employees that are not covered by the Title IX Sexual Harassment/Sexual Assault Policy, will be addressed under the Policy Prohibiting Discrimination in the Workplace and Educational Environment

To further assist our Rowan community, we have compiled important information in response to the following FAQs.