Title IX is a federal law (Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972, Title 20, U.S. Code, Chapter 38, Sections 1681 – 1686) that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational institutions that receive federal financial assistance in the college’s programs or activities, including employment and academic, educational, extracurricular and athletic activities (both on and off campus).
The law states that “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.” The 1987 amendment expanded the definition of “program or activity” to include all of the operations of an educational institution, governmental entity, or private employer that receives federal funds.
Although Title IX is primarily known for advancing equity in women’s sports, it provides federal civil rights that forbid sex discrimination in all college student services and academic programs, including but not limited to: admissions, financial aid, counseling and career guidance, athletics, other support services, courses, grading, discipline, employment and training for employment. Title IX protections apply to all members of the campus community, individuals using the college facilities and individuals doing business with the college.
Title IX protects all people regardless of their gender or gender identity from sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual violence, such as rape, sexual assault, sexual battery and sexual coercion. Title IX requires institutions to take necessary steps to prevent sexual assault on their campuses and to respond promptly and effectively when an assault is reported.
Calbright promotes equity, inclusivity and empowerment for all of its students. To ensure an effective and timely response to complaints of sexual violence, discrimination or harassment, all educational institutions are required to designate a Title IX Coordinator. Calbright’s designated Title IX Coordinator is Tamika Connor. If you have any complaints, questions, or concerns, please reach out.