NWLC Reacts to Biden Administration’s Delay of Title IX Rule

(Washington, D.C.) The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC):

“Students shouldn’t have to wait any longer for their rights to be restored. But the Biden administration is telling student survivors of sexual assault that they are delaying the final Title IX rule once again. Without the final rule, long promised for release this month, it will be impossible for schools to update their processes and policies by fall – the time each year when students new to campus life are at especially high risk of experiencing sexual assault, otherwise known as the “red zone”. The Trump-era rules place indefensible obstacles in the way of survivors seeking help. We are deeply disappointed that as the result of today’s announcement, the Trump rules will continue to impose harm on student survivors for many more months. We strongly urge the Department of Education to abandon this planned delay.”