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.

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]
Mount Holyoke College Clarifies Admissions Policy in the Most Trans-Inclusive Way Possible
As of today, Mount Holyoke College, a women's college in Massachusetts, now clarifies on its website that it will consider applications for admission from transgender students.  Specifically, the website reports that the following students may apply:...[Read on]
Title IX, sexual assault and high schools
While the stories we have heard from college students across the country about sexual assault and sexually hostile climates on their campuses are shocking, these stories are not--unfortunately--limited to college environments.We have recently heard about ...[Read on]
High School Basketball Hazing Case May Go to Trial
Last year we posted about a lawsuit filed in federal court in Tennessee, in which the plaintiffs -- three high-school aged sisters and their parents -- sued the Rutherford County Board of Education after being hazed in a sexual manner upon joining the gir...[Read on]
Oklahoma colleges handling misbehaving student athletes
Not all of these cases are Title IX specific, but given the cover-ups and repeat offenses that happen when colleges look the other way (see the last incident below) or lightly punish student athletes who commit assault, I felt this update is relevant. Th...[Read on]
NCAA Reform and Title IX
Last week a federal district court judge ruled in favor of the former college athletes, lead by Ed O'Bannon, who were challenging NCAA rules that prevented them from sharing in the proceeds that their colleges and universities earned by licensing their na...[Read on]
Title IX: Who will investigate Air Force Academy next?
The Air Force Academy announced it was launching an investigation into its athletic department after the local paper, the Colorado Springs Gazette, did its own investigation into the department. The latter revealed sexual assault by athletes, use of date ...[Read on]
Understanding the Religious Exemptions from Title IX
We've blogged recently about a handful of religious schools -- namely George Fox, Simpson, and Spring Arbor universities -- that have been granted an exemption from complying with Title IX's application to transgender students.  This post is intended...[Read on]
UTexas learning from others' mistakes?
Two University of Texas football players were arrested this week on various charges related to a June assault of a female student in the UT dorms. The woman reported the assault immediately.Police found text messages between the two men who were trying t...[Read on]