Title IX

1. Title IX is a landmark federal civil right that prohibits sex discrimination in education.

2. Title IX does not apply to female students only. Title IX prohibits sexual harassment by faculty and staff members and by other students in all school programs and activities in school facilities or in other locations when the school is the sponsor of the activity. Both male and female students and employees are protected from sexual harassment regardless of who is committing the harassing behavior.

3. Your school must be proactive in ensuring that your campus is free of sex discrimination.

4. Your school must have an established procedure for handling complaints of sex discrimination, sexual harassment or sexual violence.

5. Your school must take immediate action to ensure a victim can continue their education free of ongoing sex discrimination, sexual harassment or sexual violence.

6. Your school may not retaliate against someone filing a complaint and must keep a victim safe from other retaliatory harassment or behavior.

7. Your school can issue a no contact directive under Title IX to prevent the accused person from approaching or interacting with you.

8. In cases of sexual violence, your college is prohibited from encouraging or allowing mediation (rather than a formal hearing) of the complaint.

9. Your college should not make you pay the costs of certain accommodations that you require in order to continue your education after experiencing violence.

 

Source and more information: Know Your IX