A timeline of rulings, regulations about student sex assault
May 14, 2017
A timeline of court rulings and evolving regulations that have affected how schools respond to student sex assault allegations:
— 1967: The Office for Civil Rights is created as a federal agency to enforce school desegregation, three years after passage of the Civil Rights Act. OCR eventually assumes responsibility for a half-dozen civil rights laws at educational institutions receiving federal funding.
— 1972: Congress passes Title IX, which prohibits sex discrimination in federally funded education programs or activities.
— 1980: The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in Alexand...