Proposed Changes to Title IX Regulations

The U.S. Department of Education has proposed changes to the regulations implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. There are a number of organizations and institutions that have provided comments regarding the proposed changes. Rather than submitting its own comments, Simmons, along with 54 other institutions, endorsed a set of comprehensive comments that were submitted by the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts (AICUM). A copy of these comments is included below. The AICUM comments reflect the expertise and perspectives of a broad and diverse group of AICUM institutions that are guided by principles of equal access, fairness and care for all members of their respective campus communities.