What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that provides that:

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”

Essentially, Title IX is about reducing and removing barriers to the educational experience based on sex and gender discrimination.  Title IX includes equity in sports and educational programs as well as comprehensive sexual misconduct policies.

In accordance with Title IX, Macalester College does not discriminate on the basis of sex or gender in its educational, extracurricular, athletic, or other programs or in the context of admissions or employment.  The College prohibits all forms of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, sexual violence, and differential treatment.

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Sexual Violence Prevention Working Group

SVPatMacLogo.jpgThis working group of students and staff assists the Office of Title IX & Equity in an annual review of the sexual misconduct policy and assists with campus planning and projects related to sexual violence prevention education efforts at Macalester. Questions about the working group can be directed to titleixcoordinator@macalester.edu.