Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits sex and gender discrimination in all programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance.
Although many individuals associate Title IX with athletics, Title IX applies to all aspects of educational programs, including admissions, athletics, scholarships, harassment, access to classes and counseling services, and pregnant and parenting students.
The department of education has provided a Title IX Self-Assessment for school districts to assess equality and parity across its athletic programs.
Title IX Guidance
In April 2014, the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights published guidance and FAQs on schools’ obligations to respond to sexual violence. Previously published guidance on sexual harassment, in addition to other resources and guidance on Title IX, can be found on the United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights’ Reading Room.