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Know your rights under Title IX

Title IX legislation

Title IX forbids sex discrimination in all university student services and academic programs including, but not limited to, admissions, financial aid, academic advising, housing, athletics, recreational services, college residential life programs, health services, counseling and psychological services, Registrar's office, classroom assignments, grading and discipline. Title IX also forbids discrimination because of sex in employment and recruitment consideration or selection, whether full-time or part-time, under any education program or activity operated by an institution receiving or benefiting from federal financial assistance.

The Title IX legislation applies to all aspects of academic programs, financial assistance, and athletics, operated by recipients of federal financial assistance, as related to both education and employment. The Title IX Act encompasses actions that affect educational access and opportunities for students all, including sexual harassment, sexual violence, stalking, dating and intimate partner violence (dating and domestic violence). Under the Title IX law the university has a duty to respond to acts of sexual violence which includes providing information about reporting procedures, policy, and support resources and campus contacts.


In 1994, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was established. This is a subset of the Title IX legislation. This act provide federal dollars to encourage the investigation and prosecution of crimes against woman.

Campus SaVE

In March, 2014 President Obama signed the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act. The intent is to increase transparency on campus about incidents of Sexual Violence. It promotes transparency, accountability, education, and collaboration around the handling of sexual misconduct on college campus around the nation.