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Title IX

What is Title IX?

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces, among other statutes, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance. 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 is Sexual Harassment?

Sexual Harassment is defined as the following by Title IX:

  • Unwanted sexual behavior, advances, or requests for favors
  • Unwelcomed verbal, visual, or physical sexual conduct
  • Offensive, severe, and/or frequent remarks about a person's sex
  • Harassment of a sexual nature that interferes with an individual's right to an education and participation in a program or activity

Examples

  • stalking or obscene phone calls, texts, emails, or gestures
  • sexually suggestive jokes, whistles, catcalls, or innuendos
  • inappropriate touching
  • intimidation

Title IX Sexual Harassment Grievance Process

 

Alysa Trust

Title IX Coordinator

(208) 715-9772

Trustal@wpcscougars.org