Title IX - sex discrimination, harassment, violence

Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any phase of a university's educational or employment programs. Academic and employment decisions based upon sex and sex-based misconduct are forms of illegal discrimination prohibited under Title IX, as well as other state and federal laws.

The university's Office of the General Counsel has developed a question-and-answer web page about Title IX that includes information for what students, faculty, staff or others should do if they expereince or witness sex discrimination, harassment or violence.

The university has developed an online training module, Understanding Sexual Harassment And Sexual Assault. While it is geared toward students, this module contains a wealth of information on these topics, the university's policies in this regard and resources that should be helpful to any faculty or staff member as well as students.

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