BERWYN, Pa., Jan. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- ATIXA issues this position statement to express its concerns regarding certain legislative proposals to the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1001 et. seq.) contained within the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform Act, introduced in the House of Representatives on Friday, December 1, 2017. While the bill's breadth is significant, ATIXA focuses on language that impacts sexual misconduct and other Title IX-related issues in the higher education arena. ATIXA lists below four specific concerns and areas for suggested improvement by Congress in the bill reconciliation process:
DELAYING AND SUSPENDING INVESTIGATIONS
ATIXA recognizes that the final version of legislation may well include significantly different language than that already presented and, as such, encourages open dialogue regarding the realistic impact of the changes introduced in the House bill and modifications such as the above that could improve upon the existing language. We call on Congress to address the concerns voiced in this position statement before enacting a final bill. The current climate necessitates such dialogue in order to better understand and continue to improve upon the manner in which sexual misconduct is addressed in higher education.
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For questions, please contact Michelle Issadore, Senior Associate Executive Director, at 610-644-7858.
This position statement has been ratified by the ATIXA Board of Advisors, January 18, 2018.
Founded in 2011, ATIXA is the nation's only membership association dedicated solely to compliance with Title IX and the support of our more than 3,500 administrator members who hold Title IX responsibilities in schools and colleges. ATIXA is the leading provider of Title IX training and certification in the U.S., having certified more than 3,000 Title IX Coordinators and more than 8,000 Title IX investigators since 2011. ATIXA releases position statements on matters of import to our members and the field, as authorized by the ATIXA Board of Advisors. For more information, visit www.atixa.org.
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