Title IX

Title IX Compliance
Title IX protects students, employees, and applicants for employment, and other persons from all forms of sex discrimination, including discrimination based on gender identity or failure to address stereotypical notions of masculinity and felinity.  All students (as well as other persons) at institutions/districts that receive federal funds are protected by Title IX-regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, race, or national origin-in all aspects of a recipient's educational programs and activities (OCR Title IX Resource Guide)
The Law & Title IX Officer Duties
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. Title IX states “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[.]” All federal agencies that provide grants of financial assistance are required to enforce Title IX’s nondiscrimination mandate. The U.S. Department of Education (Department) gives grants of financial assistance to schools and colleges and to certain other entities, including vocational rehabilitation programs and libraries. (OCR Title IX Resource Guide)
  • Gender Discrimination
  • Domestic and/or Dating Violence
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Misconduct (inappropriate touching, comments, text messages)
  • Gender Identification Discrimination
  • Teasing or Bullying/Cyberbullying because of gender/gender identification
For more information you may visit: The Office of Civil Rights
Although the recipient of the complaint is ultimately responsible for ensuring that it complies with Title IX and other laws, the Title IX coordinator/director is an integral part of a recipient's systematic approach to ensuring nondiscrimination, including a nondiscriminatory environment.  Title IX coordinators/directors can be effective agents for ensuring gender equity within their institutions only when they are provided with the appropriate authority and support necessary to coordinatre their institution's Title IX compliance, including access to all of their institution's relevant information and resources (OCR Title IX Resource Guide).