“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.”
– U.S Department of Education
What Is Title IX?
Title IX History
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is enacted by Congress and is signed into law by President Richard Nixon, prohibiting sex discrimination in any educational program or activity receiving any type of federal financial aid.Title IX began its journey through all three branches of government when Representative Patsy T. Mink, of Hawaii, who is recognized as the major author and sponsor of the legislation, introduced it in Congress.
Title IX applies to schools, local and state educational agencies, and other institutions that receive federal financial assistance from the Department. These recipients include approximately 17,600 local school districts, over 5,000 postsecondary institutions, and charter schools, for-profit schools, libraries, and museums. Also included are vocational rehabilitation agencies and education agencies of 50 states, the District of Columbia, and territories of the United States.
OCR vigorously enforces Title IX to ensure that institutions that receive federal financial assistance from the Department comply with the law. OCR evaluates, investigates, and resolves complaints alleging sex discrimination. OCR also conducts proactive investigations, through directed investigations or compliance reviews, to examine potential systemic violations based on sources of information other than complaints.
In addition to its enforcement activities, OCR provides information and guidance to schools, universities and other educational institutions and agencies to assist them in voluntarily complying with the law.
Title IX has created a way for colleges and universities to have a process where students, faculty, staff, and anyone on campus are able to report sex-based discrimination including sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating & domestic violence, stalking, and sexual exploitation.
Liberty University offers a safe, supportive, and neutral process to walk through with trained staff to help you understand your rights and options.
How Do I Report Sex-Based Discrimination?
- To report sex-based discrimination including sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, and more, visit our Report to the OEC page.
- After you have made the report, a trained staff member from the OEC will be in contact with you concerning the next steps. We have created a flow chart that allows you to view the process after a report is submitted.
- To learn more about what happens after you report review the information on our webpage.
Important Things to Know…
Learn more about what a No Contact Directive is and how it works.
The advisor’s purpose is to support an individual during the OEC complaint resolution processes. This page gives the guidelines of an advisor and what an advisor can and cannot do.
Information sourced from the Department of Education