Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulations prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities operated by recipients of federal financial assistance.  If the victim is a student, Title IX means among other things that the University must provide an environment that does not interfere with the victim’s right to pursue an education.

Title IX focuses on the adverse consequences faced by victims of gender discrimination and sexual harassment and creates obligations for the University to investigate and to provide a “prompt and effective remedy.”

Sexual harassment of students, includes peer harassment or any acts of sexual violence; and refers to physical sexual acts perpetrated against  a person’s will or where a person is incapable of giving consent due to the victim’s use of drugs or alcohol or inability to give consent due to an intellectual or other disability.

Title IX and Clery Act Mandatory Reporting Guidelines Training Module