What is Title IX?
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education.
“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
-- Citation: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX).
Sex discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual assault.
While often thought of as a law that applies to athletics programs, Title IX is much broader than athletics. It applies to other programs at Susquehanna University, including academics and administration, as well as athletics.
The Violence Against Women Act of 1984 supports investigation and prosecution of violent crimes against women. The act was reauthorized in 2013, makes it easier to prosecute crimes against women, including domestic violence, sexual assault and trafficking.
The Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act increases transparency on campus about incidents of sexual violence, guarantees victims enhanced rights, sets standards for disciplinary proceedings, and requires campus-wide prevention education programs. SaVE was signed into law in 2013.
Title IX Coordinator
Lisa Scott is the Title IX Coordinator at Susquehanna. She is responsible for the monitoring and oversight of the overall implementation of Title IX compliance at the university, including coordination of training, education, communications, and administration of grievance procedures for faculty, staff, students and other members of the university community.