|Proposal: ||On August 13, 2020, the President approved an interim University of Maryland Policy and Procedures on Sexual Harassment and Other Sexual Misconduct (VI-1.60[A]) to comply with the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights’ new Title IX regulations that require all higher education institutions to|
be in compliance by August 14, 2020. The University System of Maryland (USM) revised the University System of Maryland Policy on Sexual Harassment (VI-1.60) in July 2020. All system institutions were tasked with revising their policies to align with the USM policy and the new Title IX regulations by August 14, 2020. The revised interim policy meets the required regulations and deadline and was approved by President Pines pending Senate review (See Senate Document #20-21-03).
As a result of the revisions, the name of the Sexual Misconduct Policy was changed so all references to the previous name in other University policies must be updated. The proposed technical amendments to the University of Maryland Code of Student Conduct (V-1.00[B]) reflect the updates to the name of the Sexual Misconduct Policy and updates to a few additional references of University policies and policy links for consistency.