“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
Under Title IX, discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual assault.
WHO IS PROTECTED
All are protected. Title IX prohibits discrimination, exclusion, denial, limitation, or separation based on gender in educational programs or activities. Title IX protects all students and can apply to employees. Title IX protects, whether the harassment is aimed at sexual orientation, or is perpetrated by individuals of the same or opposite sex
WHO CAN FILE A COMPLAINT
The Human Resources office encourages anyone who is aware of incidents that may violate our policy to contact us so we may look into the matter. And under the university's regulation, all employees are required to report complaints of discrimination, harassment, or sexual violence.
Texas A&M University-Commerce supports academic, housing, and work environments that are free of discrimination, harassment (including sexual harassment and sexual violence), and retaliation. Discrimination based on race, color, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, ancestry, disability, genetic information, military status, or veteran status is prohibited. Retaliation against a person for reporting or objecting to discrimination or harassment is a violation whether or not discrimination or harassment occurred.
Title IX can seem complicated. Watch this video for additional information.