Title IX

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 of the Education Amendments of 1972

Title IX does not apply only to sports; it does not apply only to women. It applies to all of us at Tulane: students, faculty, and staff. We all deserve an educational environment free from sexual discrimination, which includes the following behavior:

  • Sexual Harassment
  • Gender-Based Harassment (including harassment based on one's gender identity)
  • Sexual Assault
  • Stalking
  • Intimate Partner Violence (dating and domestic violence)
  • Sexual Exploitation

We use a few umbrella terms when we talk about these behaviors: Sexual discrimination, which is the language of Title IX that refers to all of the above behaviors that occur in the context of an educational program or activity. Sexual misconduct is how our Student Code of Conduct refers to the above behaviors when they are committed by students against any person, whether the conduct occurs on-campus or off-campus. Sexual violence usually refers to the behaviors of sexual assault, stalking, and intimate partner violence.

If you have any questions about Title IX or the terms used here, please contact our university's Title IX Coordinator.