Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 was the first comprehensive federal law to prohibit sex discrimination against students and employees of educational institutions. It is one of several federal and state antidiscrimination laws that define and ensure equality in education. The regulations implementing Title IX, published in 1975, prohibit discrimination, exclusion, denial, limitation, or separation based on sex.
"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
For more information about Title IX visit the Office for Civil Rights Website.
Additional Title IX regulations were issued in May 2020 with an effective date of August 14, 2020.
The Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (Campus SaVE Act) amended several pieces of the Clery Act broadening the scope of what is reportable.
Campus SaVE requires colleges and universities participating in federal student aid programs (covering virtually every campus in the United States) to increase transparency about the scope of sexual violence on campus, guarantee victims enhanced rights, provide for standards in institutional conduct proceedings, and provide campus community wide prevention educational programming on sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking and related issues.
Title IX at UNC Charlotte
The UNC Charlotte Title IX Office is committed to supporting the University’s mission of maintaining an environment conducive to learning for all students and a professional workplace for all employees. We take active measures to ensure that no one is denied access to UNC Charlotte’s educational programs or activities as a result of sex-based discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, or interpersonal misconduct. In providing that support, the Title IX Office, in collaboration with campus partners, seeks to:
- Raise awareness through proactive education and training initiatives;
- Utilize data to monitor the campus climate and make additional targeted, educational and programming decisions;
- Connect students to resources and offer accommodations to facilitate them obtaining the support they need;
- Encourage individuals to report incidents for appropriate response and/or investigation without fear of retaliation;
- Ensure reports are addressed and resolved in a timely, fair, and impartial manner; and
- Foster a University community that promotes personal integrity, civility, and mutual respect in an environment free of sexual and interpersonal misconduct and discrimination.