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Working Towards Gender Equity in Education

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that provides:

No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

Title IX prohibits discrimination based on gender, which includes sexual harassment and sexual assault.  Title IX prohibits sex discrimination in all university programs and activities, including, but not limited to; student services, academic programs, class assignment, grading, athletics, admissions, recreation, recruiting, financial aid, counseling and guidance, discipline, housing, and employment.

Sexual harassment and sexual violence are forms of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX.  Title IX also prohibits retaliation against people for making or participating in complaints of sex discrimination.  

For more information about Title IX, visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website.