Sex discrimination exists when a person or group of people are treated unfavorably solely on the basis of their sex. Title IX, a law passed in 1972, prohibits sex discrimination and requires gender equity in educational programs that receive federal funding. Title IX states as follows:
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.
Programs and activities which receive ED funds must operate in a nondiscriminatory manner. These programs and activities may include, but are not limited to: admissions, recruitment, financial aid, academic programs, student treatment and services, counseling and guidance, discipline, classroom assignment, grading, vocational education, recreation, physical education, athletics, housing and employment. Also, a recipient may not retaliate against any person because he or she opposed an unlawful educational practice or policy, or made charges, testified or participated in any complaint action under Title IX.
For more information, please visit https://www.knowyourix.org/ to learn more about Title IX and your rights as a member of the Thomas Nelson community.