The EO directs the Department of Education (DoE) to review all existing regulations, orders, guidance documents, policies, and any other similar agency actions that are inconsistent with this policy. Specifically, the EO calls out a Trump Administration rule that narrowed circumstances that triggered an institution’s obligations to respond to allegations of potential sexual misconduct; heightened the evidentiary standard requiring clear and convincing evidence; limited the application of Title IX to some off-campus conduct and activity that occurs during study abroad programs; and requires live hearings and cross-examination of the victim.
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