Review of Sexual Misconduct Policies

Draft Federal Title IX Regulations Open for Public Comment until September 12, 2022

On July 12, 2022, the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights issued draft Title IX regulations. Title IX regulations (officially “Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972”) protect people from discrimination based on sex in any federally funded education programs or activities. The previous regulations went into effect in 2020, and MIT responded by implementing a Title IX Sexual Harassment policy while continuing to address other forms of sexual misconduct through a pre-existing MIT Sexual Misconduct policy

The recently proposed amendments to the Title IX regulations are now open for public comment for 60 days, until September 12.

We encourage our students, faculty, and staff to take note of the materials (the Department of Education also offers an explanatory Fact sheet and Chart) and provide your comments.

Comment Here

MIT is in the process of assessing the proposed regulations. If we find that changes to our current policies and procedures are warranted, they will be put in place only when the new regulations go into effect. Any potential changes to MIT’s policy will be guided by our priority of creating a safe, respectful, and welcoming environment for our entire community.