Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 ("Title IX")
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 ("Title IX”) is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits colleges and universities that receive federal funds, from discrimination on the basis of sex. Discrimination under Title IX can include sexual harassment or sexual violence, such as rape, sexual assault, sexual misconduct, sexual battery, sexual coercion, and stalking.
Title IX requires that any school receiving federal funding have a designated Title IX coordinator. Any incidents of sexual violence should be reported to the Title IX coordinator immediately, even if a complaint was initially filed with another individual or office. Title IX requires that a school take prompt and effective steps to reasonably end sexual harassment and sexual violence that creates a hostile environment.