Title IX and You
Title IX was the first major, comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex against students and employees of educational institutions. Title IX benefits both men and women and comprises the basis of an effort to create gender equity within universities and schools.
The law requires that universities maintain programs, policies and procedures that do not discriminate against anyone on the basis of gender. Both men and women must receive fair and equal treatment in all areas of operations within universities. This would include areas such as recruitment and admission, all educational programs, counseling, financial aid, employment/placement assistance, housing, benefits, athletics and sexual harassment.
Title IX is not devoted only to athletic programs; the law has an impact in all areas of a university that receives federal financial assistance.