Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. It reads:
“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.”
–Legal Citation: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX)
Prohibited Sexual Misconduct at Rutgers University includes Sexual Harassment, Gender-based Harassment, Sexual Intimidation, Sexual Exploitation, Sexual Assault and Non-Consensual Sexual Contact, Relationship Violence, Stalking, and Retaliation.
While it is often thought of as a law that applies to athletics programs, Title IX is much broader than athletics and applies to many programs at Rutgers. Compliance with the law is everyone’s responsibility at the university. Listed below, however, are the staff members who have primary responsibility for Title IX compliance.
For confidential victims’ services such as crisis response intervention, victims’ advocate services, and counseling for survivors of gender-based violence, contact:
Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance
3 Bartlett Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
College Avenue Campus
If you or someone you know has experienced sexual assault, domestic violence, or stalking, contact The Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance to speak with a confidential advocate. Advocates are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 848-932-1181.
To report an incident of gender-based violence to the police, contact:
Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD)
55 Commercial Avenue