What is Title IX?
“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
Title IX is part of the Education Amendments of 1972 to the 1964 Civil Rights Act and is enforced by the U.S. Department of Education. This federal law prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities operated by recipients of federal financial assistance. Title IX applies to all participants of such programs, including students, parents and faculty/staff members. The purpose of Title IX is to help foster safe and respectful environments that better protect students, faculty and staff from incidents of sex-based discrimination and sexual harassment, including sexual violence, relationship violence and stalking.
Violations and concerns can be reported in person or through the Campus Police Department’s Silent Witness Website.
Contacting the Title IX Coordinator
Any student, faculty or staff member, or applicant who has concerns about sex discrimination or sexual misconduct is encouraged to seek the assistance of the Title IX Coordinator in order to:
- understand your options if you think you may have encountered sex discrimination or sexual misconduct (sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking and relationship violence)
- file a complaint or make a report of sex discrimination, including sexual misconduct
- notify the college of an incident that may raise potential Title IX concerns
- get information about available resources (including confidential resources) and support services
- ask questions about Northeast Mississippi Community College policies and procedures related to sexual discrimination
Related Policies and Procedures