What is Title IX?
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. § 1681) is an all-encompassing federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex of students and employees of educational institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Title IX has become a powerful tool on college campuses for combatting sexual offenses and gender discrimination. While Title IX is widely known for its role in opportunities in athletics, the arm of Title IX reaches farther to affect pregnant, gender non-conforming, and any other student that feels opportunities, services, and environments were altered because of their gender. For more information on Title IX visit Know Your IX.
Sexual violence is an intolerable intrusion into the most personal and private rights of an individual, and it is prohibited at Lake Superior College. We are committed to eliminated sexual violence in all forms and will take appropriate remedial action against any individual found responsible for acts in violation of our policy. The Department of Education 2020 changes to Title IX regulations do not change this commitment.
“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 educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Public Law No. 92-318, 86 Stat. 235 codified at 20 U.S.C. Sections 1681-1688