Title IX & Campus Security Act

What is 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 subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.“
  • Requires gender equity for boys and girls in every educational program that receives federal funding.


What Does Title IX Cover?

  • Admissions
  • Access to Courses or Programs
  • Counseling
  • Student Rules and Policies
  • Treatment of Pregnant or Parenting Students
  • Sexual Harassment of Students and Employees
  • Financial Assistance
  • Student Housing
  • Athletics
  • Extra-curricular Activities
  • Employment Practices

10 Key Areas of Title IX

  • Athletics
  • Math and Science
  • Sexual harassment
  • Technology
  • Standardized Testing
  • Education for Pregnant and Parenting Students
  • Career Education
  • Access to Higher Education
  • Employment
  • Learning Environment

History of Title IX

  • Enacted into law in 1972, Title IX has been the subject of 20 proposed amendments, reviews, Supreme Court cases, and other political actions.
  • Because of it’s continued proposed amendments, we call Title IX the “living, breathing law.”

Title IX Requires:

  • Self-Evaluation
  • Appointment of a Responsible Person(s)
    • Title IX Coordinator(s)
  • Development of Policy
  • Notification of Policy
  • Grievance Procedure

Title IX Requires Publication

  • Name and title of employee(s) responsible for Title IX compliance
  • Office Address
  • Telephone number of the employee(s)

Four Main Roles of Title IX Coordinators

  • Preventive
  • Promotional
  • Eliminating Bias
  • Ongoing Process

Policy Notification

  • Title IX requires that every recipient of federal funds publish notification of:
  • Notification of non-discrimination on the basis of sex; and
  • Availability of a grievance procedure

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