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July 27, 2020
Protecting Students: Sex Discrimination


OCR’s Center for Outreach, Prevention, Education, and Non-discrimination (OPEN Center) is pleased to release its latest webinar, which provides an overview of how to report sexual harassment under the Department’s new Title IX Rule, effective August 14, 2020.  This webinar is intended to be a resource for students and parents on the process for putting a school on notice of sexual harassment, and for filing a formal complaint that requires a school to initiate the Title IX grievance process.  Additionally, it covers the differences between reporting at the K-12 level and at a postsecondary institution, such as a college or university.  The webinar also explains a school’s responsibilities once it learns that someone is alleged to be a victim of sexual harassment.


The webinar is available here:


Other Title IX webinars include:
Conducting and Adjudicating Title IX Hearings: An OCR Training Webinar

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  OCR also welcomes any ideas you may have for additional Title IX or other civil rights topics to address in future video webinars.  Any ideas for future Title IX video webinars may be submitted to To suggest other civil rights topics for future video webinars, please send an email to As a reminder, the Department’s new Title IX regulations will be effective on August 14, 2020.

Last Modified: 07/27/2020