About Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

"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..."

- 20 U.S.C. § 1681

Title IX is a federal civil rights law which was passed as part of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in educational programs and activities which receive federal financial assistance. Consistent with Title IX, GW is committed to maintaining a positive climate for study and work and an atmosphere free from discrimination, harassment, and violence. As such, the Title IX Office is also committed to responding promptly and effectively in response to reports of sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, and stalking.

Who Does Title IX Protect?

Title IX protects students, faculty, staff and others affiliated with the university.

What are some of GW’s responsibilities under Title IX?

Title IX requires that GW have a policy prohibiting sex discrimination containing clear greivance procedures.  GW’s Title IX Sexual Harassment and Related Conduct Policy is the policy that governs how GW responds to reports of Title IX sexual harassment.  Title IX also requires GW to have a coordinator to oversee compliance efforts, promptly conduct outreach to Complainants and promptly investigate formal complaints.  GW's Director & Title IX Coordinator is Asha Reynolds.  Finally, Title IX requires that GW eliminate sexual harassment, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects.

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