Title IX

Your rights under Title IX, and how to make a report

Sexual harassment is unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, which can include unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature.  Thus, sexual harassment prohibited by Title IX can include conduct such as touching of a sexual nature; making sexual comments, jokes, or gestures; writing graffiti or displaying or distributing sexually explicit drawings, pictures, or written materials; calling students sexually charged names; spreading sexual rumors; rating students on sexual activity or performance; or circulating, showing, or creating e‐mails or Web sites of a sexual nature. Under Title IX, this includes sexual misconduct, including rape and sexual assault.

If you have been the victim of sexual harassment, under Title IX, you have certain rights. If you file a formal complaint, that complaint must be investigated and concluded within 60 days. The resolution to your complaint must:

  • Ensure that the discriminatory conduct does not continue
  • Provide sanctions to prevent recurrence of harassment
  • Remedy the effects of the discrimination

If you would like more information, or would like to make a report, please contact:

For Students:
Dean of Students Office

For Faculty/Staff:
Human Resources

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act requires that all college campuses compile statistics on the occurrence of certain types of crime.  Those reports can be found here:

Clery Crime Reports

Any students who believe they have been treated unfairly, discriminated against, or have had their rights abridged may initiate a grievance within one year from the event giving rise to the complaint.

UofL Sexual Harassment Policy

University of Louisville Discriminatory Harassment Policy

Title IX and the Clery Act Mandatory Reporting Guidelines