Title IX mandates bare minimum legal standards that schools are required to meet. But your school can and should do more to prevent sexual and domestic violence, support survivors, and keep students safe. We have compiled these Policy Best Practices based on Title IX legal standards and the needs and experiences of students, activists, and survivors—consider incorporating some or all of these into your demands! Also, remember that some—but not all!—of these practices are required by law and that every school is different, so you may want to adjust or add to these suggestions based on your community, the size and location of your school, and the specific ways your school may be failing that aren’t addressed here.

This resource is part of our Campus Organizing ToolkitWhether your campus needs policy and judicial process reform, has a lack of crisis response and counseling services, or needs greater prevention education, the Campus Organizing Toolkit will walk you through legal requirements and organizing strategies needed to plan an effective campaign.

Although these resources have been written with the guidance of legal experts, we are not lawyers, and the information on this website does not constitute legal advice. We encourage you to contact a lawyer to discuss your complaint or suit.