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July 23, 2020
Protecting Students: Sex Discrimination


OCR’s Center for Outreach, Prevention, Education, and Non-discrimination (OPEN Center) is pleased to release its latest webinar, Conducting and Adjudicating Title IX Hearings: An OCR Training Webinar, addressing the role and responsibilities of the people who conduct and adjudicate grievance proceedings involving an allegation of sexual harassment under the Department’s new Title IX Regulations (generally, that person is called a “decision maker” in the Rule).  The webinar includes topics such as who may serve as a decision maker, the training required for an individual to serve as a decision maker, the role of the decision maker in the grievance process (including a live hearing), and the requirements of the written determination issued by the decision maker.

The webinar is available here:


OCR’s recent Title IX webinars include:

New Title IX Protections Against Sexual Assault

Due Process Protections under Title IX

OCR Webinar: Title IX Regulations Addressing Sexual Harassment

If you have questions or require technical assistance, please contact  Also, please let us know if you have any ideas for additional areas that we might address in future video webinars. As a reminder, the Department’s new Title IX regulations will be effective on August 14, 2020.



Last Modified: 07/23/2020