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Title IX and single-sex elementary and secondary classes and extracurricular

Published January 2016

In December, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) released guidance on how schools can partner with outside organizations that provide single-sex programs under Title IX. The guidance is in the form of a Dear Colleague Letter that details schools’ responsibilities under Title IX when partnering with these organizations. Title IX generally bars schools from excluding students from educational opportunities on the basis of sex. However, it does allow schools to work with outside organizations that limit membership by sex. This guidance provides information to schools on how they can do this without violating the law.

News Release

Dear Colleague Letter

For more information on Title IX and other OCR guidance, check OCR’s Reading Room.