Updated Title IX Rule Advances to OMB

Yesterday, the Department of Education sent its long-awaited Title IX update to the Office of Management and Budget for final review. In his 2020 Presidential campaign, President Biden has promised to revise Trump-era guidance that rolled back civil rights protections for survivors and LGBTQ+ students. 

In response, Emma Grasso Levine, Senior Manager of Title IX Policy and Programs at Know Your IX (a survivor- and youth-led project from Advocates for Youth), issued the following statement:

Know Your IX and Advocates for Youth applaud the Biden administration for taking the next step towards a Title IX rule with strengthened protections for survivors of sexual violence, LGBTQ+ students and pregnant and parenting students. The updated guidance is the result of years of advocacy from students, many of whom experienced harm and disruption to their education because of bureaucratic delays and inaction to finalize new Title IX rules. 

While today is an important milestone in the fight for comprehensive Title IX protections, the Department of Education must also finalize its guidance safeguarding transgender students’ access to athletics. Equal access to sports is central to Title IX’s purpose: protecting all students from gender discrimination.

The Biden Administration must act quickly to ensure both rules take effect as soon as possible. Survivors of sexual violence, LGBTQ+ students, and pregnant and parenting students cannot afford to spend any longer under policies that jeopardize their right to an education.”Youth organizers and advocates are available for interviews to discuss the need for updated protections.


For Immediate Release: February 3, 2023

Contact: Eleanor Naiman, eleanor.naiman@advocatesforyouth.org