Title IX Explained
Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments (Title IX) is a federal law that 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.
What does this mean at Xavier?
- Sex discrimination is prohibited in any of Xavier's education programs, activities, and services
- Xavier must respond to knowledge/reports of sex discrimination in particular ways.
What is sex discrimination?
- Gender equity in academics and athletics
- Sexual harassment
Title IX is enforced by the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR).