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Title IX

Mississippi College is committed to maintaining an environment in which the dignity and worth of all members of the institutional community are respected. Sexual harassment harms the environment the university seeks to maintain and is unequivocally prohibited.

New Title IX Regulations

On Wednesday, May 6, 2020, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights issued new Title IX regulations that will change the way institutions of higher education (IHEs) address, investigate and adjudicate issues of sex and gender-based harassment, sexual misconduct, intimate partner violence and stalking.

The new regulations are scheduled to go into effect on August 14, 2020. Like other universities across the country, MC will be required to amend policies to comply with the new regulations. MC will spend the coming weeks carefully reviewing the new regulations and determining the best way to implement these regulations.

At this time, MC’s Title IX policies for reporting, investigating and adjudicating issues of sexual misconduct remain unchanged, and any existing or new matters will continue under the current policies in place. We will continue to monitor information and guidance from the Department of Education as we move forward.