Title IX

Title IX

Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities receiving Federal financial assistance.

Title IX states: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”

What is Title IX?

The federal law prohibiting sex discrimination in educational institutions is Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972. Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex under any education program or activity operated by an institution receiving or benefiting from federal financial assistance. Sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination.

More Information

Dr. Joni Oglesby, Florida Institute of Technology Title IX Coordinator has the responsibility to provide support and resources to faculty, students, and staff when there are concerns related to allegations of discrimination, or harassment. The Title IX Coordinator’s responsibilities include:

  • Title IX compliance
  • Supports the Deputy Title IX Coordinators
  • Maintains a centralized repository for all Title IX reports on campus

Statistics

  • In 2010, the CDC found that 40% of women aged 18 to 59 have experienced some form of sexual violence.
  • The 2010 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence survey reported that approximately 57% of women aged 18 to 59 have experienced psychological aggression by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
  • According to the Commission on Opportunity in Athletics, from the time since Title IX was enacted, female participation went from 2% of college students to 43% of college students in 2011, an increase of over 400%.
  • Despite progress toward gender equality, women comprise less than 25% of participants in STEM education programs in the USA (National Coalition for Women & Girls in Education, 2012).