Sample Language for Interim and Supportive Measure to Protect Students Following an Allegation of Sexual Misconduct

This document presented by the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Misconduct provides assistance on how “interim measures” required by Title IX can be incorporated into a college’s sexual misconduct policy and offers sample policy language.

This is not meant to replace actual policy making by campus administration, but it helps to inform how policies should be stated and enforced by campus officials.

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Dear Colleague Letter from July 2014: VAWA Amendments to Clery

On July 14, 2014, The U.S. Department of Education released its clarification on “the implementation of changes to the Jeanne Clery Act made through the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA)”. The Clery Center offered highlights of areas that will change through the Reauthorization Act. The letter requests a “good faith effort” to:

  1. Implement and organize procedures following an incident of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault,or Stalking
  2. Have Options and Accommodations for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking
  3. It published 2013 Statistics for Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking
  4. It suggests Training Using Draft Regulations (Not Statutory Language)

To read the letter, click on view resource below.


Title IX and Sexual Assault


The ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) and SAFER (Students Active For Ending Rape) organizations collaborated in order to release a fact sheet on how to ensure your college or university is upholding Title IX requirements.  It also gives background on Title IX and provides resources for Title IX concerns.


ACLU – gender-based violence and harassment

The American Civil Liberties Union’s (ACLU) Women’s Rights Project provides a fact sheet of student rights and school responsibilities in regards to Title IX and gender-based violence.

Q&A on Title IX and Sexual Violence

The Office on Civil Rights has released this new Q&A on Title IX and Sexual Violence. This specific PDF document contains a breakdown on how schools have an obligation to respond to sexual violence, how students are protected by Title IX, Title IX procedural requirements, a breakdown of confidentiality, investigations and hearings, interim measures, Title IX training education and prevention, etc.

While there is more information regarding Title IX on this document, there is also more general information regarding sex discrimination on the Office of Civil Rights FAQ page.