Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972
"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 of the Education Amendment of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs and activities at federally funded institutions. Title IX protects students, faculty, staff, and visitors to our campus from all forms of sex discrimination.
- Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination and is prohibited under Title IX. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, and nonverbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when this conduct is so severe, persistent or pervasive that it affects an individual’s employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work or educational performance, or creates an intimidating or hostile work or educational environment.
Policy Violations Include:
- Gender discrimination - adverse actions taken by a faculty, staff or student against another faculty, staff or student because of their gender.
- Sexual harassment - adverse actions or the creation of a hostile environment by someone in a position of real or perceived authority over another that are sexual in nature and are severe or pervasive such that it affects an individual’s ability to work, or receive an education or any educational benefits.
- Sexual violence - non-consensual sexual acts
- Sexual exploitation - taking abusive sexual advantage of another, e.g. non-consensual video-taping of another in any form of sexual activity or the nonconsensual viewing of their private body parts, etc.
- Dating violence - violence between individuals who are or have been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature.
- Domestic violence - violence committed by a current or former spouse, a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, a person who is cohabitating with or has cohabitated with the victim as a spouse, a person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under domestic or family violence laws, or any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person's acts under domestic or family violence laws.
- Stalking - defined as engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for the person's safety or the safety of others, or suffer substantial emotional distress.
- Pregnancy discrimination