April 25, 2024

Updated Title IX Regulations

As we wrap up the spring semester, you may have heard about or noticed media attention around new Title IX regulations. The U.S. Department of Education has issued updated regulations, which will require revisions to the Lewis & Clark Sexual Misconduct Policy. If you are interested in learning more, you can find the Department of Education’s Press Release, full regulation text, fact sheet, and summary document on their website.

The implementation deadline for the new regulations is August 1, 2024. Multiple campus offices, led by the Title IX staff in the Office of Equity and Inclusion, will be conducting a close review of the regulations and updating the Policy accordingly.

Sexual violence, harassment, and discrimination are unacceptable at Lewis & Clark, and we are committed to policies and processes that reduce – and ultimately eliminate – the harm of such behavior on our campus. We will update our policy and processes to remain in line with governmental regulations, while also meeting best practices for effective, supportive, and equitable investigation and adjudication of concerns, prioritizing the safety of our campus as well as equity, humanity, and respect for all parties.

To access the Title IX Office, please email me, titlenine@lclark.edu, or fill out a reporting form. Confidential resources can be found below:

If you have any questions or thoughts, please do not hesitate to be in touch.

Lori Makin-Byrd

Interim Title IX Coordinator

Lewis & Clark College

(503) 768-6463