This Dear Colleague letter was issued on April 24, 2015, and is being shared here as a reminder while schools, colleges, and universities are preparing for delivery of Fall classes and courses.

It was issued from Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Catherine E. Lhamon to school districts, colleges, and universities reminding them of their obligation to designate a Title IX coordinator. The Dear Colleague Letter is accompanied by a letter to Title IX coordinators that provides them with more information about their role and a Title IX resource guide that includes an overview of Title IX’s requirements with respect to several key issues. The Dear Colleague Letter download files PDF (351K), the letter to Title IX coordinators download files PDF (298K) and the Title IX Resource Guide download files PDF (501K) are available at