What is 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…” 20 U.S.C. § 1681

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs or activities that receive federal funding. This includes admission into the university, financial aid awards, athletic programs, internships, school-related conferences, participation in club sports and organizations, and other SUNY Brockport sponsored activities.

Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex may include sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, pay inequity, and pregnancy discrimination. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender non-conformity.

Violence Against Women Act & Enough is Enough

An amendment to The Violence Against Women Act (The Campus SaVE Act) and New York State Law 129-B (Enough is Enough) also prohibit sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking in higher education, and applies to all students, regardless of sex or gender identity. University policy also prohibits this kind of sexual violence/misconduct.

President’s Statement & Title IX at Brockport