What is Title IX?
Title IX is a federal civil rights law that was passed for the purpose of prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that is federally funded. 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.”
Why should I care about Title IX?
Most people associate Title IX to sexual discrimination in participation of college sports, but its scope reaches more areas than athletics. Title IX also covers: recruitment, admissions, and counseling; financial assistance; sex-based harassment; treatment of pregnant and parenting students; discipline; single-sex education; and employment.
For more information, visit this link at the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights sex discrimination frequently asked questions page.