Erin Buzuvis (EBuz)

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Title IX Blog

An interdisciplinary resource for news, legal developments, commentary, and scholarship about Title IX, the federal statute prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded schools.

Former University of Toledo Softball Coach Files Discrimination Suit
Last week, the former softball coach at the University of Toledo filed a Title IX lawsuit against the institution in federal court, alleging that she was the victim of sex discrimination and retaliation and seeking damages and reinstatement to the positio...[Read on]
Department of Education Releases New Clery Act Regulations
Yesterday the Department of Education released new regulations implementing the revisions to the Clery Act imposed by Congress when it reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act last year. The Clery Act requires colleges and universities to report statis...[Read on]
Another California School District Settles Title IX Case Over Harassment and Discrimination of Transgender Student
The Department of Education announced this week that it has entered into a resolution agreement with the Downey Unified School District. The Department had been investigating a complaint filed on behalf of a transgender student who has consistently assert...[Read on]
In my inbox: Trans students at women's colleges
It was a trans-centric day for my email inbox.First I received this petition from change.org asking Smith College to adopt a more trans-inclusive admissions policy. This is somewhere similar to a petition from last year that was protesting the denial of a...[Read on]
Comparing Universities' Response to Charges of Sexual Assault -- What a Difference a Year Makes?
Last week, the day after he came off the bench to lead the University of Florida to a 10-9 victory over Tennessee, quarterback Treon Harris was accused of sexually assaulting a female student on campus in the early morning of Sunday, October 5.  The ...[Read on]
High school football season cancelled in New Jersey town
There is no Friday night football game tonight in Sayreville, New Jersey. The school board cancelled the season earlier this month after systemic hazing of first-year football players came to light. More details are sure to emerge as an investigation into...[Read on]
Title IX Invoked in Early Efforts to Protect Rights of Female Athletes at Alabama, Berkeley
A couple of Title IX stories about women's college athletics caught my eye this week. Here is a brief roundup. First, a former women's basketball player at the University of Alabama is using Title IX to challenge the athletic department's allegedly discri...[Read on]
Catholic Diocese in PA Bans Schools' Participation in Coed Sports
The Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Catholic Diocese has prohibited its schools from participating in coed sports where "substantial and potentially immodest physical contact" could occur. The policy, which also cites "safety" as a motivating concern, not only p...[Read on]
White House Unveils New Public Awareness Campaign Aimed at Campus Sexual Assault
As part of its larger effort to focus public attention and government resources at the problem of sexual assault on campus, the White House today unveiled a new public awareness campaign aimed at amplifying the message that sexual assault is not just a ma...[Read on]
Do Competitive Spirit Competitions Offer Athletic Opportunities that Count Under Title IX?
As the school year gets underway in Texas, high school students there have the opportunity for the first time to compete in a statewide cheerleading competition sanctioned this summer by the state's interscholastic athletic league (the UIL) on a one-year ...[Read on]