Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits sex discrimination by programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance. The Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education enforces Title IX and most colleges and universities are covered by this statute. In recent years OCR has been very aggressively enforcing this law, particularly as it relates to sexual harassment and assault.
This section provides information about the latest policies and guidance disseminated by the Office for Civil Rights. It will also provide best practice information shared by AAAED members and colleagues that should be of use to you in your compliance and equal opportunity efforts.