What is Title IX?
“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 educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” 20 U.S.C. § 1681 & 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (1972)
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law intended to end sex discrimination in all areas of education:
– Applies to non-discrimination based on sex/gender to all recipients of federal funds, both public and private institutions
– Applies to issues of program equity, such as in athletics, and also to sexual harassment and sexual assault
In addition to the implementing regulations, the guidelines for compliance with Title IX are provided by U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights: www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/shguide.html