Title IX is the a gender-equity law used to prevent discrimination at American colleges that receive federal financial assistance.
There are 18 active federal Title IX investigations going on right now on Ohio college campuses. Miami University is tied with the College of Wooster for the most active probes with three ongoing, while Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati both have two active investigations.
Under the governor’s watch, the state launched a program called Changing Campus Culture in 2015 with $2 million in state funding. The program charged the state department of higher education with developing the best practices for preventing and responding to campus sexual assault.
Kasich’s request for a review comes just months after U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the federal department of education would review guidelines for dealing with sexual assault. In September, DeVos said that colleges need to do a better job at balancing the rights of the accuser and the accused.