How does the government enforce Title IX?

OCR enforces Title IX by investigating complaints, conducting compliance reviews, and providing technical assistance. OCR is required by federal law to seek a voluntary resolution.

Who on the college campus is responsible for enforcing Title IX regulations?

The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is responsible for enforcing Title IX, and all schools are responsible for complying with the rule.

Who can file a Title IX complaint?

Anyone can file a Title IX athletics complaint, including a community member interested in local school teams who has observed inequities. You don’t have to be a student at the school or even related to a student. You have to file a complaint within 180 days of the unequal treatment.

What are Title 9 violations?

Sexual abuse or assault, battery, or coercion. Unwanted sexual contact that stops short of rape or completed rape. Use of force or manipulation of unwanted sexual activity. Physical acts where a person is incapable of giving consent or is against a person’s will.

What is not covered by Title IX?

Updated March 8, 2021. Title IX generally prohibits a recipient institution from excluding, separating, denying benefits to, or otherwise treating students differently on the basis of sex in its educational programs or activities unless expressly authorized to do so under Title IX.

What does Title IX not protect against?

Title IX states: 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.

What are Title IX complaints?

TITLE IX. File a Complaint. Any student, employee, or third party may make a complaint verbally or in writing to report discrimination, harassment, retaliation, sexual misconduct, dating or domestic violence, stalking, or retaliation.

What is Title IX examples?

Examples of the types of discrimination that are covered under Title IX include sexual harassment; the failure to provide equal athletic opportunity; sex-based discrimination in a school’s science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) courses and programs; and discrimination based on pregnancy.