What is Title IX?
Title IX is a federal law that applies to all public colleges and universities who receive any federal financial assistance and operate education programs. The law is designed to protect all participants in the university’s educational program from discrimination, including parents/guests, students, and employees, from discrimination on the basis of sex. Title IX also prohibits sexual harassment, which includes sexual assault and sexual violence. The law protects all participants from discrimination in recruitment, admissions, financial aid and scholarship decisions; course offerings and access; hiring and retention of Employees; and the provision of benefits and leave to students and employees.
Title IX is enforced by the United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.
NEOMED is committed to ensure its students, employees and guests are free from discrimination in conjunction with any program or activity being conduction on or by the University.
“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.” Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Implementing Regulations at 20 U.S.C § 1681 & 34 C.F.R. Part 106.
TITLE IX IS LAW
Employment and academic discrimination against any individual on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status is prohibited.