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 all educational institutions, both public and private, that receive federal funds. Almost all private colleges and universities must abide by Title IX regulations because they receive federal funding through federal financial aid programs used by their students.
Although it is the application of Title IX to athletics that has gained the greatest public visibility, the law applies to every single aspect of education, including course offerings, counseling and counseling materials, financial assistance, student health and insurance benefits and/or other services, housing, marital and parental status of students, physical education and athletics, education programs and activities, and employment.
–Student Rights under Title IX–
Your school must:
Act to ensure your school is not a hostile environment.
Promptly investigate and respond to your complaint.
Provide you the accommodations, including counseling, you need to learn.
Provide you the opportunity to be accompanied by an advisor of your choice to a disciplinary hearing and notice of the outcome.
Provide violence prevention training to students.