Equity and Title IX
Title IX at Muhlenberg College
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities operated by recipients of federal financial assistance. Title IX's benefits can be found in promoting equity in academic and athletic programs, preventing hostile environments on the basis of sex, prohibiting sexual harassment and sexual violence, protecting from retaliation, and remedying the effects of other gender-based forms of discrimination.
Who is Covered by Title IX?
Educational institutions that receive federal financial assistance are covered by Title IX. If any one of the institution’s programs or activities receives federal funding, all of the programs within the institution must comply with Title IX regulations. In compliance with Title IX, Muhlenberg College prohibits discrimination in employment as well as in all programs and activities on the basis of sex/gender.
It's Not Just About Athletics.
Athletics are not the only component of academic life governed by Title IX. Other areas which fall within the scope of Title IX include:
Recruitment, Admissions, Financial Aid and Scholarships
Course Offerings and Access
Hiring and Retention of Employees
Benefits and Leave
Sexual harassment of students, which includes sexual assault and acts of sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX.
The College has appointed a Title IX Coordinator to monitor its efforts to comply with Title IX. Any questions regarding Title IX or related policies and procedures can be directed to:
Associate Dean of Students and Director of Equity and Title IX
Haas College Center, 3rd Floor
Individuals at the College also have the right to file a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR), U.S. Department of Education at www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list