What Is Title IX
- Title IX requires gender equity at a college in education programs, athletics, and activities that receive federal funding and the workplace.
- Title IX prohibits gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and sex violence.
"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance." – Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972, Section 1681(a)
What does it all mean?
- Prohibits gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and sex violence.
- Protects against retaliation.
- Ensures a safe place to report, be heard, and receive support.
- Take action the college has a responsibility to immediately take steps to resolve the situation, end the violence, and work to prevent reoccurrence.
- Activities ensures fairness and equity in athletics, programs, clubs, and activities.