FCASV Statement: New Title IX Regulations Undermine Survivor Protections

05/11/20

The Florida Council Against Sexual Violence advocates for the fair treatment of survivors. During a global pandemic, the Department of Education and Betsy DeVos are pushing to strip survivors of fundamental protections, while further promoting a process favorable to accused students. The final rule on Title IX dismantles the equitable sexual misconduct policies for which student activists, sexual assault survivors, and advocates have diligently fought. The new rules narrowly define sexual harassment—allowing perpetrators and school administrators to escape accountability. In this time of crisis, FCASV stands with student victims and survivors to protect their rights for adequate protection and an undisturbed education.