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Q: Is domestic violence covered by Title IX and does the institution have an obligation to act?

A:  Yes.   If a male and female student-athlete are dating each other and during a team trip off-campus, they begin fighting with each other, the institution has anobligation to act.   Interpersonal violence, domestic violence, intimate partner violence, if based on gender, is a violation of Title IX if occurring on-campus or off-campus during or associated with college activities, such as team trips.