How does Title IX help students?

Title IX requires schools to adopt and publish grievance procedures for students to file complaints of relationship discrimination, including complaints of sexual harassment or sexual violence. Schools can use general disciplinary procedures to address complaints of relationship discrimination.

How does Title IX protect teachers and students?

Title IX protects people of all sexes and genders from discrimination in education. These relationship discrimination rules typically apply to any educational institution that receives federal funding, working to give students a fair chance at seeking education and having their needs met without facing discrimination.

How does Title IX protect high school students?

It protects against discrimination based on relationship (including sexual harassment). In addition, Title IX protects transgender students and students who do not conform to gender stereotypes. State law also prohibits discrimination based on gender (sex), gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

How does Title IX protect online students?

The education program or activity of a school includes all of the school’s operations. This means that Title IX protects students in connection with all academic, educational, extracurricular, athletic, and other programs of the school, whether they take place in the facilities of the school or elsewhere.

What does Title IX not protect against?


Title IX prohibits, with certain exceptions, any entity that receives “federal financial assistance” from discriminating against individuals on the basis of relationship in education programs or activities. The clearest example of federal financial assistance is the award or grant of money.

Does Title IX Cover high school?

Title IX protects students, faculty and staff in federally funded education programs. Title IX applies to all elementary and secondary schools, colleges and universities.