The U.S. Department of Education establishes regulations and procedural requirements that colleges and universities must follow to prevent harassment and discrimination within educational programs that recieve federal financial assistance. Compliance with the regulatory requirements is enforced and monitored by the department’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Ebony Manning, Brown’s Title IX Coordinator, is responsible for overseeing the University’s efforts to comply with prohibitions against gender and sex-based discrimination under Title IX.
Below are links to the current regulations governing the University’s efforts to foster gender diversity and inclusion in an environment free from discrimination and harassment.
Current Regulations on Title IX of the Education Amendment Act of 1972
On May 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education published new regulations that modify the University’s regulatory obligations to comply with Title IX.
* Title IX Regulations Addressing Sexual Harassment
* Summary of Significant Changes to the Title IX rules
* Comparison between the Final and Proposed rules
Related Laws and Amendments
Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act)
Violence Against Women Act 0f 1990
Rhode Island General Laws on: Sexual Assault (11-37), Stalking (11-59), and Sexual Harassment (28-51)