Title IX is the federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in any academic or athletic program in a federally funded school and requires schools to respond to knowledge and reports of sex discrimination in particular ways. Sex discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual violence such as sexual assault, rape, stalking, dating violence and intimate partner violence. Title IX protects any person from sex/gender-based discrimination, including students, faculty and staff; women and men; and individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender.
The purpose of the Title IX Office is to develop, implement, and monitor campus-wide efforts to comply with Title IX legislation, guidance and best practices and to serve as a central resource for all campus constituencies on Title IX related issues It is the Title IX Coordinator’s duty to facilitate a prompt, effective, equitable process to resolve complaints of sex discrimination, including conducting a thorough, reliable, and impartial investigation of reports and/or knowledge of sex discrimination and taking all reasonable steps to end the discrimination, prevent its recurrence, and remedy the effects of the discrimination. The Title IX Coordinator must perform these duties taking no sides during the investigation and serves as a neutral fact-finder and resource for both the complainant and respondent.
The Title IX Office is also charged with providing effective, ongoing training and education on Title IX and sex discrimination to students, staff, and faculty as well as providing oversight on prevention education efforts, programing, and initiatives on Title IX’s underlying issues such as healthy relationships, sexual violence, stalking, intimate partner violence, bystander intervention, consent, resources).
Our job is to remedy the effects of any sex or gender discrimination you experience.
To learn more about the process, please contact your Title IX Coordinator, Dishpaul S. Dhuga, at [email protected].