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06/02/2021

What is Title IX and how does it support you?

What is Title IX and how does it support you?

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces, among other statutes, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance.

What are Title IX rules?

Title IX 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.”

Can a Title IX complaint be anonymous?

You may report an incident of sexual violence anonymously or confidentially. Regardless of who you report to, you will receive information about support and resources available to you.

How do you file a Title IX complaint?

How to File. Title IX complaints are generally submit online, either through the electronic submission of the pre-prepared OCR complaint form or by email ([email protected]). However, you can submit your complaint, whether based on the online form or not, by snail mail.

How do Title IX investigations work?

An investigation is the process used by the Title IX office to carefully examine an allegation or complaint of gender-based harm including sexual harassment and sexual violence in order to determine whether the SVSH policy has been violated, and if so, what steps the University may take to correct and address such a …

How do you conduct a Title IX investigation?

The formal investigation process is broken down into several phases:

  1. Notify the involved parties.
  2. Gather the facts.
  3. Review and analyze the information.
  4. Determine whether a violation has occurred.
  5. Write the report.
  6. Notify the involved parties of the outcome.

How does Title IX affect college sports?

Established in 1972, Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any education program or activity receiving federal funds, such as student financial aid. It applies to sports by ensuring men and women have equitable participation opportunities, as well as access to scholarships.