"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." Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
Title IX is a law that forbids education programs that receive federal money from sex discrimination. Although frequently associated with allowing women to participate in sports, Title IX more broadly protects all members of the campus community from discrimination on the basis of sex, ranging from sexual harassment to gender-based discrimination to sexual violence such as rape (including attempted rape), stalking, verbal abuse, and more. Title IX protection applies to students, faculty, and staff of all genders.
The University of Puget Sound takes sexual discrimination seriously, and is committed to upholding the rights granted by Title IX and to fully investigating and addressing Title IX violations. Puget Sound takes pride in cultivating a safe and proactive community with respect to sexual discrimination, gender violence prevention and education, and sexual assault and harassment response. The links below provide information and resources for students, faculty, and staff on policy and procedures regarding Title IX.
Any questions about Title IX matters should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator, Michael Benitez.
The Sexual Misconduct Resource Center offers the student community a number of resources including:
--support, counseling, and reporting information
--events and training
Learn more about the university's policy regarding sexual misconduct and harassment.
--Campus policy prohibiting harassment and sexual misconduct
--Title IX grievance procedure
--Discriminatory harassment comments and examples
--Sexual harassment comments and examples
--Sexual assault response procedures
--Informal resolution alternatives
--Sexual misconduct board
--Legal foundations for the policy