What is Title IX?

Title IX (part of the Education Amendments Acts of 1972, amending the Higher Education Act of 1965) represents the federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in the operation in all educational institutions. Since its inception, its scope has expanded to include sexual harassment and sexual violence, as these behaviors are clear impediments to creating an atmosphere free from discrimination. All schools receiving federal funds must create strategies and policies that illustrate their ability to uphold the law and comply with all regulations. 

For more information about Title IX, visit the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights website: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/publications.html#TitleIX-Docs