To assure equality for all in education, the US Congress passed Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. § 1681). This federal law protects students and employees of educational institutions against sex discrimination, including sexual misconduct. Title IX stipulates that no one, whether male or female, can be -- on the basis of sex -- excluded from participation in, denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program, service, or activity that is partially or wholly funded by federal dollars.
In this section of Maryville College's Title IX web pages, the issue of sexual misconduct is specifically addressed. Sexual misconduct is a form of sex discrimination.
- Title IX is a landmark civil right that prohibits sexual discrimination in education.
- Title IX protects men and women.
- MC is proactive in ensuring that our campus is free of sexual discrimination.
- MC has an established procedure for handling complaints of sexual discrimination, harassment, or violence.
- MC will take necessary interim measure to minimize an alleged victim’s contact with his or her alleged assailant.
- MC will not retaliate or tolerate retaliation against someone filing a complaint and must keep a complainant safe from other retaliatory harassment or behavior.
- MC can use a no-contact directive under Title IX to prevent the accused student from approaching or interacting with the complainant.
- In cases of sexual violence, MC will not encourage or allow encouraging of mediation.
- MC will not discourage you from continuing your education.