NWLC Responds to Title IX Sexual Harassment Rule Going Into Effect

The following is a statement by Emily Martin, Vice President for Education and Workplace Justice at the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC):

“Betsy DeVos’ rules go into effect today but our fights in the courts continue. We are confident that these dangerous rules will eventually be set aside – but schools can’t wait. Schools must set a better standard for students by increasing protections for survivors of sexual harassment, instead of using this as an opportunity to risk student safety and dignity. As students head back to school during a health pandemic surrounded by uncertainty, schools can at least have students’ backs when it comes to sexual harassment and assault.”