#OneShIXttyGift

Just in time for the holidays,
Betsy DeVos wants to make college campuses even less safe by:

Making it
harder to
report sexual
assault

Narrowing
the definition
of sexual
Harrassment

Letting schools
off the hook
for off-campus
assault

Allowing
schools to
discriminate
against survivors

It’s on us to stop this shIXtty gift. Here’s how:

1. Visit this link to view the comment submission form.

2. Follow the step-by-step instructions provided alongside the submission form on how to write a comment, including the resources provided by our partners at Know Your IX and End Rape On Campus that will strengthen your comment.

Use the template to get started, don’t forget to remove the prompts before clicking the submit button.

3. Submit your comment by January 28th, 2019 to have your voice heard!

What is Title IX?

Title IX prohibits gender-based discrimination in education. Full stop.

Title IX is not only about girls and women being able to play sports – it is a federal civil rights law that was passed in 1972.

Since the 1990s, Title IX has been used to fight sexual assault on college campuses. Most recently, in 2011 and 2014, the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights issued guidance for colleges and universities clarifying their responsibilities under Title IX to prevent and respond to incidents of sexual assault.

Over the last year, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has taken steps to undo the protections for students experiencing sexual assault under Title IX. She has revoked the 2011 and 2014 guidance, and in recent days, issued proposed rule changes to Title IX that would take us back to the days when college sexual assault was swept under the rug.