About Title IX

  • Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972:  20 U.SC § 1681 & 34.C.F.R. Part 106

    “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.”

    Title IX is a federal civil rights law signed in 1972 that sought to protect individuals from discrimination on the basis of sex in federally-funded educational programs. Although it has a wide application in educational programs, the text of the law is very brief. For many years, it was primarily referenced in the context of women’s athletics at educational institution, but in recent years, it has also been used to address sexual harassment, sexual violence, and discrimination based on sex and/or gender. It protects all individuals, regardless of their sex, from discrimination and harassment based on sex.  The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) enforces Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 as well as other federal statutes.-services.

  • What issues are covered under Title IX?

  • Reporting Obligations of Allegations of Sexual Harassment

  • Filing a Formal Complaint

  • Resolution Process

  • Phases of the Grievance Process