Dear Colleague Letter on Title IX Coordinators
Office for Civil Rights (OCR), 2015
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has previously issued guidance documents that include discussions of the responsibilities of a Title IX coordinator, and those documents remain in full force. This 2015 letter incorporates that existing OCR guidance on Title IX coordinators and provides additional clarification and recommendations as appropriate. This letter outlines the factors a recipient should consider when designating a Title IX coordinator, then describes the Title IX coordinator’s responsibilities and authority. Next, this letter reminds recipients of the importance of supporting Title IX coordinators by ensuring that the coordinators are visible in their school communities and have the appropriate training. This letter accompanies the" Letter to Title IX Coordinators" and the "Title IX Resource Guide."