Title IX

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq.) (“Title IX”) is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex against any person in education programs and activities receiving federal funding.

"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."

Students have the right to pursue education, including athletic programs, scholarships, and other activities, free from sex discrimination, including sexual violence and harassment. Title IX requires schools that receive federal financial assistance to take necessary steps to prevent sexual assault on their campuses, and to respond promptly and effectively when an assault is reported.

The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights enforces Title IX and works with educational institutions to provide guidance and assistance in complying with Title IX.

Title IX Coordination

At Indiana University, the Student Welfare & Title IX Office works with Deputy Title IX Coordinators on each campus, as well as other offices and officials, to coordinate Title IX response and prevention efforts, and to ensure that the university’s Sexual Misconduct Policy and its accompanying complaint and disciplinary procedures, are followed in response to reports of sexual misconduct.

If you have questions regarding Title IX, you may contact your Deputy Title IX Coordinator for your campus, the University’s Title IX Coordinator, or send an email to titleix@iu.edu. Contact information can be found here.