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. Definitions of these terms can be found here. More about Compliance and Title IX policies can be found here.
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. Contact information for the staff members who have primary responsibility for Title IX compliance can be found here.