March 8, 2021
President Joe Biden signed an executive order Monday directing the U.S. Department of Education to evaluate whether the agency’s policies align with the administration’s promise to provide a college education free of sex-based discrimination.
The order calls for a review of the Trump administration’s Title IX regulation, which covers how colleges must investigate and respond to sexual misconduct. The rule remains deeply unpopular among sexual violence prevention activists and higher education leaders.
Biden has pledged to undo the rule, but the legal route the administration would take to do so isn’t yet clear.