Biden order could change how colleges handle sex misconduct

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has ordered his administration to review Trump administration rules around campus sexual assaults that bolstered the rights of the accused.

In an executive order, Biden directed the Department of Education to review policies implemented by Donald Trump’s administration, including changes to Title IX regulations that prohibit sex discrimination in federally-funded institutions.

Biden focused on gender equity during his campaign and promised to strengthen Title IX regulations that prohibit sex discrimination in education if he won the White House.

The order directing the Title IX review could pave the way to a major shift in how colleges handle allegations of sexual misconduct.

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