Title IX is the nondiscrimination clause of the 1972 Education Amendments, which prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities that receive Federal financial assistance.
According to 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”.
It is important to point out that Title IX covers sexual discrimination, including harassment on the basis of sex. Harassment may have several forms like verbal or written harassment, sexual assault, including rape and other unwanted sexual touching, stalking, dating, or domestic violence.
Each institution that receives Federal funding must have at least one Title IX coordinator to make sure Title IX is complied with and to answer all questions about Title IX.
See more resources
Sex Discrimination: Overview of the Law. (2022, July 12). Department of Education. Retrieved February 28, 2023, from https://www2.ed.gov/policy/rights/guid/ocr/sexoverview.html
Title IX explained. (n.d.). University of Rochester. Retrieved February 28, 2023, from https://www.rochester.edu/sexualmisconduct/title-IX-explained.html