On May 5, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education released new Title IX regulations that will change the way that we investigate and resolve allegations of sexual misconduct. The effective date for these regulations is August 14, 2020.


  1. Infographic - What You Need to Know. Rice’s policy on Sexual Misconduct for Faculty, Staff, and Students
  2. You may read the full Sexual Misconduct Policy for Faculty, Staff, and Students at https://policy.rice.edu/828.
  3. To make a report of sexual misconduct or harassment, please visit https://aeeo.rice.edu/sexual-harassment
  4. If you need immediate assistance please all RUPD/REMS at 713-348-6000, or the SAFE Office at 713-348-3311 (both are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week).
  5. The Department of Education requires that Rice University post a copy of the training slides used to training Title IX Coordinators, investigators, and adjudication officers. Those slides are available here.

In the coming weeks we will be preparing additional resources and required training for all faculty, staff and students. If you have questions, please email titleix@rice.edu.

Title IX Implementation Task Force

In an effort to comply with this mandate, Rice University created an implementation task force comprised of faculty, staff, and students to assess the impact of the new Title IX rules on its current policies, procedures and programming. The Task Force was also charged with crafting revisions to its policies to implement these new regulations and to deliver a fair and informed process that reflects the culture, values and expectations of the Rice community.