Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 ("Title IX"), a federal civil rights law, prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all aspects of educational programs and activities.
The law provides that:
No person shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
Title IX prohibits gender discrimination in recruiting, admissions, athletics, academic programs, financial aid, and all student services. It also prohibits sexual violence and sexual misconduct which may affect the educational or campus environment.
Examples of Unlawful Practices Under Title IX Relating to Sexual Misconduct
In addition to being considered discriminatory, sexual violence is criminal activity.
Individuals who feel the Title IX statute has been violated have the right to file a complaint or to refuse to file a complaint. Individuals within the University of Pittsburgh who wish to learn more about their options may contact:
Title IX Coordinator, Amy Buxbaum at 814-269-7991 or firstname.lastname@example.org.