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What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance.  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.”

Consistent with Title IX, the District is committed to ensuring an academic and work environment free from gender and sex discrimination in all education programs and activities operated by the District, both on and off campus. 

Title IX addresses the following areas:

  • Sexual Harassment (including sexual assault and other forms of sexual misconduct)
  • Stalking
  • Dating violence
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual stereotyping, sexual orientation and gender identity harassment
  • Gender bias in programs and activities
  • Athletic equity
  • Pregnancy discrimination
  • Retaliation