Sexual Misconduct/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 subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."
-Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 to the 1964 Civil Rights Act
Title IX has been traditionally known as a law that protects women in athletics. However, this law encompasses much more than just women in sports.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law set to end sex discrimination and provide guidance regarding equity and sexual discrimination in all federally funded educational institutions. This law forbids sex discrimination in all student services and academic programs such as, but not limited to: admissions, financial aid, career services, residence life, classrooms, health and counseling services. Title IX also forbids discrimination on employment and in hiring. Its goal is to protect people and ensure that their right to be in a safe environment, free of sexual violence and unequal treatment is instituted and enforced.