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What is Title IX?

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 

 

Statement of Nondiscrimination

According to federal regulations outlined in the Title IX policy:
 
“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 educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”
 
In compliance with this policy, Alcorn State University does not discriminate or tolerate any form of discrimination in any of its educational programs.