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Lozano Smith Title IX Toolkit

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Page 1 of 9 Title IX: At A Glance 1 WHAT IS TITLE IX? > Title IX is a federal law that was signed by President Nixon as part of the Education Amendments of 1972. > Title IX prohibits any educational program or activity that receives federal funding from discriminating against any person on the basis of sex. > Title IX states: • "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." > 34 CFR Section 106.2 specifies that Title IX covers: 1. Education Programs or Activities 2. Sports 3. Sexual Misconduct (Harassment & Violence) 4. Employment 5. Equal Access to Facilities 6. Admissions and Recruitment > The US Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights (OCR) enforces Title IX. DISCRIMINATION THAT VIOLATES TITLE IX > Some examples of discrimination that violate Title IX include: • Sexual harassment • Gender discrimination, including gender preference and gender identity • Pregnancy discrimination • Unequal distribution of athletic funds • Unequal admissions • Marital or family status discrimination REMEDIES > Remedies under Title IX are broad and include attorney's fees and an action for money damages > Loss of all federal funding > OCR may require districts enter into resolution agreements, including ongoing monitoring TITLE IX COORDINATOR > All recipients of federal funds must designate at least one Title IX Coordinator. > The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the educational institution's response to Title IX complaints, and for identifying and addressing any patterns or systemic issues. > The Title IX Coordinator must be trained and visible according to guidance from OCR. TITLE IX: AT A GLANCE

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