Trump admin. officially reverses Obama-era Title IX rules

The Department of Education’s new Title IX rules officially took effect Friday, about two months after the department made its long-awaited announcement.

The changes took effect nationwide just days after a federal court blocked several states' attempts to block them, as Campus Reform previously reported.

“Today’s ruling on our #TitleIX rule out of the Southern District of New York is a true victory for students,” Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos tweeted. “So pleased to see the court agrees that civil rights cannot wait.”

The rules require schools to offer an equal right of appeal for both parties, which some critics say provides the accused with too many rights. They also define what constitutes "sexual harassment" as well as provides guidance on how schools should hold hearings related to sexual assault cases. Schools will also be held responsible for incidents that occur off-campus in houses owned by fraternities and sororities.

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