Title IX is a federal civil rights law passed as part of the Education Amendments of 1972. This law protects people from discrimination based on 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.” Title IX applies to any institution receiving federal financial assistance from the Department of Education, including state and local educational agencies. Educational programs and activities that receive federal funds from the Department of Education must operate in a nondiscriminatory manner. Also, a recipient may not retaliate against any person for opposing an unlawful educational practice or policy, or because a person made charges, testified, or participated in any complaint action under Title IX.
Title IX Policy and Resources
- U.S. Department of Education Title IX Final Rule (effective August 14, 2020)
- U.S. Department of Education Title IX Final Rule Overview
- Summary of Major Provisions of the Title IX Final Rule
- Fact Sheet: Final Title IX Regulation
- U.S. Department of Education: The U.S. Department of Education’s mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.
- Office for Civil Rights: The Office for Civil Rights’ mission is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence through vigorous enforcement of civil rights in our nation’s schools.
- Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and Resources
- Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA 2013)
- Office on Violence Against Women: The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) provides federal leadership in developing the national capacity to reduce violence against women and administer justice for and strengthen services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.