Legislative Resources

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

  • Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 is the federal statute that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex. It reads: No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

Texas Senate Bill 212

  • An Act relating to a reporting requirement for certain incidents of sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking at certain public and private institutions of higher education; creating a criminal offense; authorizing administrative penalties.

Texas House Bill 1735

  • An Act relating to sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking at public and private postsecondary educational institutions; providing an administrative penalty.

The Clery Act

  • The “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act,” commonly referred to as the “Clery Act,” is a federal law that requires institutions of higher education in the United States to disclose campus security information, including crime statistics for the campus and surrounding areas.

The Violence Against Women Act

  • An act that supports comprehensive responses to domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. The act mandates institutions to provide campaigning, education, and training to all students regarding sexual violence and harassment.

Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance

  • The Secretary of Education amends the regulations implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX).

Questions and Answers Regarding the Department’s Final Title IX Rule

  • The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, through its new Outreach, Prevention, Education and Non-discrimination (OPEN) Center, issues a technical assistance document to support institutions with meeting its obligations under the Title IX Rule, which was announced on May 6, 2020, and which became effective on August 14, 2020.