Title IX defines* retaliation as:

  • A strike-back in response to another's action or accusation
  • A form of revenge or reaction because of a filed complaint against a person
  • Refusal to promote, advance or accurately support/qualify a person due to a complaint filed


Examples of retaliation include:

  • Demotion or prohibiting advancement due to a filed complaint
  • Firing, loss of benefits, or the like due to a filed complaint
  • Unfair treatment or discrimination due to a filed complaint


*This is a summary definition only. Please refer to Student Conduct Code Policy 5030 for complete Title IX definitions.