Your Title IX Rights

Title IX is a federal law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex in education. Title IX addresses sexual violence and requires schools to proactively address, remedy, and eliminate sexual violence on their campuses. You are protected under Title IX, regardless of your gender and how you identify.

This list of common Title IX violations provides a brief overview of your rights under Title IX and can help you determine if your school is in violation of Title IX.

Please note that this is a list of common Title IX violations and not a comprehensive list of all violations.

 
 

Pre-reporting Violations

  • School failed to provide sufficient education on what constitutes sexual violence, college policies on sexual misconduct, and consequences of violating these policies
  • Survivor was discouraged from making a report of sexual misconduct
  • Survivor was not informed of right to make a report to law enforcement
  • Survivor was discouraged from making a report to law enforcement
  • Survivor was not informed of counseling services
  • School failed to initiate an investigation after receiving a report

Investigation Violations

  • Survivor experienced harassment during adjudication/investigation process
  • Investigation process was not prompt and/or took longer than specified
  • School failed to provide an impartial, adequate, and reliable investigation
  • Survivor faced retaliation (from school or alleged assailant) for reporting sexual misconduct
  • Survivor was not notified of options to change academic and living arrangements during the investigation process 
  • School failed to provide a "stay away" order to protect the survivor from alleged assailant
  • School failed to accommodate survivor's disability 

Post-Investigation Violations

  • Survivor was not informed of outcome of investigation
  • Unequal access to appeals was granted
  • Assailant's appeal was granted without standing
  • Inadequate sanctions placed on assailant, fostering a hostile environment