"Title IX" refers to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its implementing regulations.
Title IX states:
"No person in the U.S. 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 aid."
The Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is the primary federal agency responsible for enforcing Title IX, and has developed regulations that require education programs to take steps to prevent and address sex discrimination.
Why does Title IX exist?
Title IX exists to prohibit sex discrimination in any education program or activity receiving federal funds.
How does Title IX protect me?
It requires institutions that utilize federal funds to have policies and procedures in place to protect individuals from all forms of sex discrimination.
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