Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. All federal agencies that provide assistance grants are required to enforce Title IX. The U.S. Department of Education gives financial aid grants to schools, colleges, and certain other entities, including vocational rehabilitation programs.

Examples of the types of discrimination that are covered under Title IX include sexual harassment, the failure to provide equal opportunity in athletics, discrimination in a school’s science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) courses and programs, and discrimination based on pregnancy.

Title IX prohibits retaliation for filing an OCR complaint or advocating for a right protected by Title IX. Title IX also prohibits employment discrimination, but employment discrimination complaints filed with OCR are generally referred to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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TITLE IX Coordinator

Dr. Kelle Bunch