What is Title IX?
TITLE IX OF THE EDUCATION AMENDMENTS OF 1972 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.”
Did you know that Title IX isn’t just about equity for students who play sports? In fact, it covers an area that affects employees and faculty members at work, as well. Title IX creates equity for faculty, staff, and students. It covers sexual violence, sex or gender-based discrimination, including stalking, relationship violence, bullying, and sexual misconduct.
The regulations regarding Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, can be found on the Department of Justice website.
To learn more about Title IX, what it does, and to whom it applies, check out http://knowyourix.org
WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT
West Virginia University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture by promoting diversity, inclusion, equality, and intercultural and intercommunity outreach. Accordingly, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, marital or family status, pregnancy, veteran status, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression in the administration of any of its educational programs, activities, or with respect to admission or employment. This Policy sets forth how discrimination, harassment, sexual and domestic misconduct, certain consensual relationships, stalking, and retaliation will be addressed by West Virginia University.