On May 6, the U.S. Department of Education released new Title IX regulations governing how schools handle students’ accusations of sexual assault and harassment.

The regulations are intended to ensure that every accusation of sexual misconduct is taken seriously while also guaranteeing due process and a presumption of innocence for the accused.

Supporters of the new rules point out that due process has been lacking on many campuses since the Obama Administration’s issuance of Title IX guidance in 2011.

Critics of the rules, including Joe Biden and many other Democrats, say they will make it harder for accusers to obtain justice.

Panelists at this event hosted by the Committee for Justice discussed the merits of the new regulations as well as the inevitable lawsuits challenging them.

Panelists included Jennifer C. Braceras, Director of the Independent Women’s Law Center at the Independent Women’s Forum; Nicole Neily, President of Speech First; Stuart Taylor, Jr., Author and Freelance Writer; and Curt Levey (moderator) President of the Committee for Justice.

Independent Women’s Forum applauds the new regulations and calls on colleges to restore due process on campuses. Read our statement HERE.