In May, the Department of Education made sweeping changes to Title IX regulations.
The new regulations change the definition of what qualifies as sexual harassment under Title IX. To meet the new standard, harassment must be “severe, pervasive and objectively offensive.”
Shiwali Patel is the director of justice for student survivors at the National Women’s Law Center.
“These rules, kind of in total, really just turn Title IX on its head as a civil rights law,” said Patel.