About Title IX

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Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination based on sex in educational programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance. All forms of physical emotional, sexual or gender-based harassment, including but not limited to, dating and domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault are violations of Title IX. Title IX protects individuals of all genders and sexual orientations and applies to students, faculty, staff, independent contractors, campus visitors and other participants in university educational programs and activities.

To ensure compliance with Title IX and other federal and state civil rights laws, the university has designated a Title IX Coordinator to monitor compliance with Title IX and ensure that reports of physical, emotional, sexual or gender-based harassment or misconduct are appropriately investigated and addressed by the university. Any student, faculty, or staff member who has questions or concerns about their rights under Title IX or who believes that he or she has been the victim of physical, emotional, sexual or gender-based harassment or misconduct, is encouraged to contact the university’s Title IX Coordinator.

Nine Things to Know about Title IX

  1. Title IX is not just about sports. Title IX is a landmark federal civil right that prohibits discrimination in education.
  2. Title IX does not apply to females only. Title IX protects any person from acts of discrimination, regardless of their gender.
  3. Title IX covers students, employees and guests of EOU.
  4. Sex-based discrimination includes sexual harassment, gender-based discrimination, sexual violence and other sexual misconduct.
  5. EOU will immediately take action when any discrimination, sexual harassment or sexual violence is reported.
  6. EOU has a designated person on campus to coordinate and address Title IX violations.
  7. EOU has an obligation to investigate any reports of physical, emotional, or sexual misconduct. EOU will also take steps to stop harassment, remedy the effects of harassment and prevent reoccurrence.
  8. Any person who brings forward a complaint or participates in an investigation is protected from retaliation.
  9. EOU has workshops for students and employees on Title IX.