Title IX Violations

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects individuals from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities which receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX states that:

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

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. § 1681) is an all-encompassing federal law that prohibits discrimination based on the gender of students and employees of educational institutions which receive federal financial assistance.

What is UMW’s Prohibited Conduct Policy?

Prohibited Conduct as outlined in the “Policy on Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Other Forms of Interpersonal Violence” includes sexual assault, sexual exploitation, intimate partner violence, stalking, sexual or gender-based harassment, and retaliation. UMW supports the rights of all our community members to live and study in an environment free from sexual coercion and violence. Members of the UMW community have the right to be free from any kind of prohibited conduct.

Information about the Prohibited Conduct may be found in the current Student Handbook and the Title IX Webpage.  Both sources will share information on the policy, resources, reporting, and adjudication of reported violations.