Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits discrimination, based on sex, in education programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance.
"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."
U.S. Code (20 USC 1681-1688)
The U.S. Department of Education gives grants of financial assistance to schools and colleges. The Title IX regulation describes the conduct that violates Title IX. Examples of the types of discrimination that are covered under Title IX include sexual harassment; the failure to provide equal opportunity in athletics; discrimination in a school’s science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) courses and programs; and discrimination based on pregnancy. The Title IX regulation is enforced by The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and is in the code of federal regulations at 34 CFR Part 106.
If you have questions or concerns about Title IX that are not addressed in these pages, you are encouraged to contact your school's Title IX Coordinator.
Every school or school district that receives federal funding is required to designate and/or adequately train at least one employee to coordinate the recipient's Title IX responsibilities.
Clarkson University, Title IX Coordinator
Assistant Professor, Humanities & Social Sciences
President, AAUW St. Lawrence County Branch
EEOC and Sexual Harrassment