Regulatory Compliance Topics

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Proposed Title IX Regulatory Changes On November 29, 2018, the Department of Education proposed amendments to the regulations implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX). At issue for most NAFSAns is to what extent the proposal would modify a school's Title IX obligations in the study abroad context. This proposal would modify only Title IX compliance, not Cleary Act compliance. Comments are due by January 28, 2019. Dec 10, 2018
Confidentiality Compliance: HIPAA and FERPA for Education Abroad

Due to myths and misinformation, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) may create challenges for education abroad professionals.

May 25, 2017
Gender Discrimination (Title IX) and the Violence Against Women Act

This resource is designed to help education abroad professionals with identifying the regulatory implications and student health and safety steps when a student studies abroad. The expansion and increased attention to enforcement of Title IX and the Violence Against Women Act require strong responses when students confront gender discrimination and sexual violence abroad.

Mar 14, 2016
How Does the Clery Act Affect Education Abroad?

The Clery Act, contained in section 485(f) of the Higher Education Act, and codified at 20 U.S.C. § 1092(f), has been a large focus of U.S. higher education institutions in relation to their U.S. operations and international branch campuses.

Feb 02, 2015
The Clery Act and Education Abroad: Understanding Crime Reporting Requirements

The Clery Act requires universities to report on-campus crime, including crimes committed in education abroad locations. Learn about how U.S. federal regulations may affect your education abroad program and how you can take steps to ensure compliance.

Jan 29, 2015
Clarifying Clery: Collaborations Between Education Abroad, Risk Management, and Campus Safety Professionals

All U.S. universities that participate in federal financial aid programs are required to comply with the Clery Act, a law that compels institutions to report incidents of crime on or near campus. However, when asked about how their campus handles Clery Act compliance, many education abroad (EA) professionals will admit that they’re unsure of their responsibilities and their institution’s approach.

Jul 07, 2014
The Clery Act and Education Abroad To better serve our constituents, the subcommittee has produced a white paper describing how the Clery Act may apply to study abroad programs. Oct 21, 2011
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