Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex—including pregnancy and parental status—in educational programs and activities.

All public and private schools, school districts, colleges, and universities receiving any Federal funds (“schools”) must comply with Title IX.

Under Title IX, sexual discrimination includes harassment on the basis of sex. This can take many forms including:

  • Verbal or written harassment
  • Sexual assault, including rape and other unwanted sexual touching
  • Stalking (when done on the basis of sex)
  • Dating or domestic violence
  • Discrimination based on the status of being pregnant or a parent

Schools are legally required to respond to and remedy hostile educational environments. Failure to do so means a school could risk losing federal funding.

We strongly encourage you to contact the Title IX Coordinator, John Borner, if you have experienced or witnessed sexual misconduct or encountered sexual discrimination. You may also contact a coordinator if you have questions about policies or procedures, or need help with how to handle a situation that indirectly affects you.

Title IX Coordinator
John Borner
Location: Moore 231M
Phone: 518-562-4121

Here is a presentation for more information about Title IX.