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What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended 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.

 What does Title IX Cover?

 Title IX prohibits:

 *Sexual Misconduct (includes acts of sexual violence)

*Gender Discrimination

*Sexual harassment

*Retaliation

 Why is Title IX Important?

 * 1 in 5 women are victims of completed or attempted sexual assault while in college.

* 6.1 percent of males are victims of completed or attempted sexual assault while in college.

 Source:  2011 Dear Colleague Letter – Office for Civil Rights (U.S. Department of Education)

How does Title IX affect APSU students?

If a student believes that they have been subjected to or they have been a witness to any of the prohibited behavior outlined above, (coming from a faculty member, staff, or another student), they may file an internal complaint.  See APSU Policy 5:003 (Discrimination and Harassment Complaint and Investigation Procedure) at https://www.apsu.edu/sites/apsu.edu/files/policy/5003.pdf.

 Who do I contact for more information?

Sheila Bryant
Director of Affirmative Action
Title VI/Title IX Coordinator
bryantsm@apsu.edu
(931) 221-7178

 

Greg Singleton
Associate Vice-President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students
singletong@apsu.edu
(931) 221 - 7005