What is Title IX?
Title IX is a section of the federal law under the Higher Education Act that prohibits sex discrimination in educational institutions. Many people have known it as a law requiring equal male-female representation in sports teams at U.S. colleges and universities, but it actually demands gender equity in all areas of colleges and universities that receive federal assistance.
The law states that “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.” Therefore, Title IX forbids sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and violence, in all university student services and academic programs.
News and events
- Upcoming training opportunities
- UAF Cornerstone: Watch "The Hunting Ground" and Chancellor Powers' interview on CNN
- Huffington Post: This university leader showed how colleges should own up to failures on sexual assault cases
Sexual harassment, sex discrimination and Title IX
Title IX gives everyone the right to equality in education and employment.
No sexual harassment.
No sex discrimination.
Everyone at UAF has the right to be free from discrimination, unlawful harassment, sexual misconduct and violence. Student and employees are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others. Violations will result in serious sanctions.
Sexual harassment is discrimination.
- Unwelcome sexual advances or contact
- Gender stereotyping
- Pressure for sexual favors
- Relationship violence
- Date rape
- Nonconsensual intercourse
- Sexual assault
UAF, Title IX and you
When there's a report of sexual discrimination or misconduct, the university will:
- stop the discrimination
- provide remedies and other support
- conduct a prompt, thorough and impartial investigation
- take steps to prevent the recurrence of further discrimination
Supervisors and faculty must respond promptly to complaints of sexual harassment to determine what, if any, remedial action may be warranted. In resolving sexual harassment complaints, supervisors and faculty must seek advice and guidance from the Title IX coordinators or deputy coordinators.
Everyone at UAF — employees, students and visitors — has the right to learn and work in safety and with dignity. We look out for each other.
Faculty and staff cannot promise confidentiality. They do not have special privileges to maintain confidentiality of reports shared with them.
Students and employees who need to talk to someone confidentially should contact UAF Student Health and Counseling at 474-7043.
All staff and faculty have the responsibility for helping make UAF a safe and welcoming community. If you know of an incident of sexual misconduct, you must report it to a member of the Title IX team.