Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive federal funding. 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 requires educational programs and activities that receive federal funding to operate in a nondiscriminatory manner, including with respect to recruitment, admissions, financial aid, athletics, sex-based harassment, pregnancy, discipline and employment. Retaliation against an individual for opposing an unlawful educational practice or policy or for initiating, participating in, or refusing to participate in a complaint action under Title IX is also prohibited.
Title IX News
The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG) approved changes to its sexual misconduct policies and procedures at its meeting Tuesday, Aug. 11, in accordance with new federal Title IX regulations that go into effect August 14.
With a new school year on the horizon, the Institute would like to remind employees of Georgia Tech’s and the University System of Georgia’s (USG’s) Sexual Misconduct Policies as well as certain employees’ responsibility as mandatory reporters.
The Georgia Institute of Technology is committed to building and maintaining a diverse community to reflect human diversity and improve opportunities for all. The Institute is committed to equal opportunity and eliminating discrimination. This commitment is both a moral imperative consistent with an intellectual community that celebrates individual differences and diversity, as well as a matter of law. Georgia Tech does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admission. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations may be referred to Georgia Tech's Title IX Coordinator, to the Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, or both.