About Title IX

Title IX Covers Everyone

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  1. It is not only about sports. Title IX is a landmark federal civil right that prohibits discrimination in education.
  2. It does not apply to only females. Title IX protects any person from acts of discrimination, regardless of their gender.
  3. It 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. Visit our Title IX events page to learn more.




Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination based on sex in educational programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance.
“Title IX” refers to Title IX of the Educational amendments act of 1972, which amended the Civil rights Act of 1964.


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 reports of physical, emotional, sexual or gender-based harassment or misconduct are investigated and addressed by the University.

When to contact the University’s Title IX Coordinator or the Privileged Campus Advocate
Students, faculty or staff members who

    • Have questions or concerns about their rights under Title IX
    • Who believes they have been a victim of physical, emotional, sexual or gender-based harassment or misconduct.


Click here to learn more about Title IX and how it relates to the Civil Rights Act.



If you have experienced or have heard of someone that has experienced any listed below, it is covered under Title IX.  This list is not all inclusive so you may want to connect with someone to learn more.


Harassment (gender/sex)
Verbal pressure
Sexual Misconduct
Incapacitation due to drugs or alcohol
Threats to harm
Abuse of authority (supervisory, instructor, etc.)


Threats to harm
Abuse of authority (supervisory, etc.)

Threats to harm
Abuse of authority (supervisory, etc.)

Hate Crime
Threats to harm

Abuse of authority (supervisory, etc.)

Sexual Misconduct
Incapacitation due to drugs or alcohol

Dating Violence
Incapacitation due to drugs or alcohol
Threats to harm

Domestic Violence
Incapacitation due to drugs or alcohol
Threats to harm

Interpersonal Violence
Incapacitation due to drugs or alcohol
Threats to harm

Abuse of authority (supervisor, etc.)

Something doesn’t seem right? Connect with someone to learn more and see if it is a Title IX topic to address.




Things you should know about your rights:
You have the right to report the incident to your school, have your school investigate what happened and have your complaint resolved promptly and equitably.


You have the right to choose to report an incident of violence to either campus or local law enforcement. A criminal investigation does not relieve your school of its duty under Title IX to respond promptly and effectively.

Your school should ensure that you are aware of your Title IX rights and any available resources such as victim advocacy, housing assistance, academic support, counseling, disability services, health and mental health services, and legal assistance.

All students, faculty, and staff are protected by Title IX regardless of whether they have a disability, are international or undocumented, and regardless of their sexual orientation and gender identity.

You have rights!
You have the right to:


  • Be heard and treated with respect
  • Know your options to make a informed decision
  • A Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE) to collect evidence
  • Medical response to include emergency contraception and sexually transmitted infection medication
  • Counseling and victim services – connect with our Privileged Campus Advocate at Advocate@eou.edu to learn more.





Choose one or more of the below to report

Report to University

    • Submit a Title IX Report Form.
    • File a report in person with the Title IX Coordinator, Inlow Hall 113, 541.962.3476 or TitleIX@eou.edu.
    • Make an anonymous report through a confidential employee. Not sure who are confidential employees? Visit our page and connect with our Privileged Campus Advocate.

Report Off Campus

  • Report to law enforcement
  • Report to Shelter From the Storm
  • Report to Sexual Assault Response Team

For details about reporting, visit our page providing options on reporting.

No Domestic Violence

No Harassment

No Hate Crimes

No Dating Violence

No Stalking

No Sexual Assault

No Discrimination

No Bias

EOU Title IX Policy