Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. Title IX states, “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.”

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Alcorn State University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, in its education programs or activities, that it operates including admissions and employment. Similarly, Alcorn does not discriminate on the basis of race, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information. Both men and women are protected from sex discrimination and sex-based harassment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and this part may be referred to Alcorn’s Title IX Coordinator, to the Assistant Secretary, or both. Contact information for Alcorn’s Title IX Coordinator is below:

Sharonda V. Porter, M.S.
Assistant Director of University Compliance
Title IX Coordinator
Office of University Compliance
Bowles Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 306
1000 ASU Drive #1140
Lorman, MS 39096
(601) 877-6124
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Alcorn’s Title IX policy is not intended to infringe on any form of speech that is protected by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution nor to regulate protected speech. Nothing in the policy is designed to deprive a person of any rights that would otherwise be protected from government action under the Due Process Clause of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution.