Title IX (Sexual Assault and Harassment)

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 is Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. § 1681) is an all-encompassing federal law that prohibits gender-based discrimination in educational institutions that receive federal funds. Title IX is most commonly associated with gender discrimination in sports and is credited with advancing participation of women in athletics. However, the scope of Title IX is much more broad. It prohibits gender-based discrimination in all college programs and activities.

Title IX protection from discrimination extends to faculty, staff, and students and includes such things as: sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, gender-identity and pregnancy.  It also prohibits retaliation against anyone who makes or participates in a complaint.

Learning About Title IX

Grays Harbor College takes seriously our responsibility to provide all students, faculty, staff, volunteers, and visitors a learning environment that promotes respect and civility.

Learn more about Title IX