Critics claimed it could have a "chilling effect" on student's confiding in employees they trust.
One of the bill's co-sponsors claimed she tried to appeal to DeVos before filing the bill.
The lawsuit, similarly to others that have been filed, argued the school violated the student's due process rights while handling a rape accusation.
The professor, Juan Obarrio, was the subject of a petition and protests that called for his firing.
The university system said a settlement was in the best interest of taxpayers and the school.
The student claimed he reported it to the school but they failed to address the allegations properly.
Many said the move was intended to erase the recognition of transgender Americans.
A Texas A&M senior who was accused of sexual assault and was suspended in 2016 filed a Title IX lawsuit against the university in Houston federal court for "illegal bias against male students."
The department offered 45 voluntary buyouts to civil rights office employees as of late last year.
The university said it wanted to stay out of politics, but law professor Michele Dauber called the debate a free-speech issue.
For the first time since women's basketball began staging national championships, all four coaches in the semifinals will be men.
Lawyer claims students slandered Jack Montague and university took no steps to correct it.
Paul Nungesser claimed the school discriminated against him by allowing Emma Sulkowicz's "Carry That Weight" protest.
Title IX's inclusion of transgender and gay rights on campus has Christian universities controversially requesting exemptions on the basis of religious freedom.
Religious schools believe Title IX conflicts with their beliefs on marriage, sexual orientation and abortion.
Allegations of sexual assault on campus are at record levels, as are lawsuits from the accused, including Paul Nungesser, claiming schools discriminated against them based on gender.
Law requires state-funded colleges and universities to adopt affirmative consent and other sexual assault policies