Ask Betsy DeVos to keep students safe and enforce Title IX
This petition will be delivered to:
- U.S. Secretary of Education
The current Administration is planning to weaken the enforcement of Title IX, a move that would be devastating for students especially those who are LGBT and of color. Survivors and our allies across the country are coming together to ask Education Secretary DeVos to listen to survivors, keep students safe, and enforce protections Title IX has long provided.
Join Know Your IX and End Rape on Campus and ask DeVos to commit to the following :
- Maintain the Department of Education’s guidance documents clarifying schools’ legal responsibilities to prevent and address sexual harassment under Title IX
- Continue to recognize preponderance of evidence (i.e. “more likely than not”) as the appropriate standard of proof in campus sexual harassment investigations;
- Maintain federal transparency in Title IX enforcement by continuing to publish lists of schools under investigation for Title IX violations and those who have claimed religious exemptions allowing them to discriminate against LGBT, pregnant, and parenting students
DeVos will have the power to enforce Title IX protections and ensure that every student is able to attend school without fear of violence.
It’s up to us to make sure that she does.
Executive Director, Know Your IX