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NY6 Presidents Comment on Proposed Title IX Regs

The presidents of the New York Six member institutions have submitted a joint comment letter concerning the U.S. Department of Education's proposed regulations for Title IX, citing provisions that would be harmful to individuals involved in sexual assault cases, as well as inconsistencies with existing New York state law, known as "Enough is Enough." 

The letter reads in part,

"Sexual assault is a serious crime, and our schools have worked hard to prevent it and, when it occurs, to address its consequences. We are committed to ensuring that every one of our students is supported appropriately and treated fairly throughout our investigative and disciplinary proceedings. With these goals in mind, we have sought to hone policies and processes that will prevent sexual assault, educate students about appropriate behavior, and provide rehabilitative and restorative experiences for the students involved, while also protecting our respective communities. We have sought to do so in a way that is fair to all parties and that ensures reliable, evidence-based outcomes. We care about the students we serve. That is why we are writing to you today."

The full letter is attached.