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How to Submit Your Comment to the Department of Education

Follow these steps to submit your comments about the draft Title IX policy — deadline is September 12, 2022:

  1. Decide whether you want to send a short, customizable message regarding Free Speech, Due Process, Women’s Sports, or Parent’s Rights. If so, visit the Defense of Freedom Institute page.
  2. Or if you prefer to write your own letter, we recommend:
    1. Write the document in a thoughtful and factual tone. You might start by writing, “I am submitting this document to express my deep concerns about _______.” If you are writing on behalf of an organization, briefly describe the purpose of your group.
    2. Explain why the proposed Title IX policy would be unlawful, harmful, and/or violates President Biden’s explicit promise that “all students should be guaranteed an educational environment free from discrimination on the basis of sex.”
    3. Highlight relevant court decisions, settlement agreements, and state laws, as appropriate. List the citations as footnotes. Include examples from your personal experience, if possible.
    4. At the end, clearly state your request, e.g., “Abandon the ill-advised attempt to issue a new Title IX regulation” or “Retain the current definition of sexual harassment that is found in the 2020 Title IX regulation.”
    5. State the ID Number: ED-2021-OCR-0166-0001
    6. Use Calibri 12-point font for readability.
  3. Convert your comment into PDF format.
  4. Go to the comment submission website and click on the green ‘Submit a Formal Comment” button.
  5. Fill in the boxes:
    1. “Comment” box:
      • Type a short transmittal message:

        Dear Department of Education: 

        See attached Comment regarding the proposed Title IX regulation.


        Your name

    2. “What is your comment about?” box:
      • Choose the appropriate selection such as “Four-Year Public Institution of Higher Education”
    3.  “Upload File(s)” box:
      • Upload your PDF file.
    4. “Email” box:
      • Enter your email address.
    5. “Tell us about yourself. I am….” box:
      • Click the appropriate button.
    6. “You are filing a document into an official docket…..” statement:
      • Click, “I have read and understand the statement above.”
    7. “SUBMIT COMMENT” button:
      • Click on button

5. Consider sharing your comment with state lawmakers, media channels, and others to publicize your concerns.