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.

Huntsville-Alabama Title IX case and how we understand violence and athletes
Erin has already written about the sexual assault case in Huntsville, but I want to put it in the larger context of what I have been seeing, thinking, and discussing.  We have been hearing a lot about sexual assault and intercollegiate football of la...[Read on]
OCR Finds Title IX Violations at Princeton
The Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights announced yesterday that it has entered into a resolution agreement with Princeton University after finding that the university violated Title IX in the manner on which it handled reports of sexual ass...[Read on]
Alcorn State Football Player Remains Eligible Depsite Prior Sex Offense
Inside Higher Education reported today about the controversy surrounding football player Jamil Cooks who was recruited by Alcorn State after committing sexual assault at his prior institution, the Air Force Academy.  This week the NCAA confirmed that...[Read on]
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]