Title IX: Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence
What is Title IX?
Title IX is a federal civil rights law passed as part of the Education Amendments of 1972. This law protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. 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 applies to any institution receiving federal financial assistance from the Department of Education, including Coastal Carolina University. This means that the University’s educational programs and activities must operate in a nondiscriminatory manner.
Title IX Coordinator
All educational institutions receiving federal financial assistance must designate at least one employee to coordinate their efforts to comply with and carry out their responsibilities under Title IX. Title IX coordinator(s) play a critical role in helping a school ensure that every person affected by its operations, including faculty, staff and students, is aware of their legal rights under Title IX and that the school and all of its employees, through its policies, procedures and practices, complies with its legal obligations.
Meredith Canady, Director of University Compliance, serves at CCU's interim Title IX Coordinator. She can be reached at email@example.com or 843-349-2382.