Title IX, Harassment Prevention, & Discrimination
"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." ~Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
Many of us know about Title IX as "the law that made school sports more equitable for girls and women." Yet, there's also a lot more to it.
Sexual harassment, which includes acts of sexual violence such as rape, sexual battery and sexual coercion, is a form of gender-based discrimination prohibited by Title IX. It creates a hostile environment that has no place on our campus. And it's something we take very seriously as we work to keep you safe and to respond effectively and immediately when you're in trouble.
Any person who feels that they may have been the target of or witness to sexual harassment, including sexual violence or sexual assault can report the incident by contacting Sheila Wahl, Title IX Coordinator at [email protected] or 401-825-1004.