What is Title IX?
Title IX is a federal civil rights law passed as part of the Education Amendments of 1972. This law protects people from discrimination based on sex, including sexual harrassment and sexual assualt, in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX states that:
"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."
What is Sexual Harassment?
- Quid pro quo by an employee;
- Unwelcome conduct that is so severe, pervasive and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to a school’s education program or activity; and/or
- Sexual assault as defined by the Clery Act, and dating violence, domestic violence and stalking as defined by the Violence Against Women’s Act.