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 harassment and sexual assault, 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.”
HOW DOES TITLE IX PROTECT STAFF & STUDENTS?
In summary, Title IX is a federal regulation that protects everyone, both students and staff, from sexual misconduct and discrimination regardless of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
This means you have a right to be free from unequal treatment in educational programs or employment; sexual Harassment, such as unwelcome sexual advances, stalking or harassment on social media; sexual violence, such as sexual assault, dating violence or domestic violence.