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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Title IX?

Title IX is a federal law that protects individuals from discrimination on the basis of sex in any educational program or activity that is receiving federal financial assistance.

Does Title IX apply to more than athletics?

Yes, Title IX protects individuals from discrimination on the basis of sex/gender. Title IX identifies sexual harassment as a form of sex/gender discrimination and requires all incidents be investigated.

Who is protected under Title IX?

Students, faculty and staff are all protected under Title IX.

What is sexual discrimination?

Sexual discrimination includes sexual harassment and assault.