What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Discrimination on the bases of sex can include sexual harassment or sexual violence, such as rape, sexual assault, sexual coercion, sexual exploitation, stalking and intimidation.

The United States Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) ensures university compliance with Title IX. The OCR may be contacted at its Boston office at 617-289-0150 or at its national headquarters at 800-421-3481.

Brandeis’ Responsibilities under Title IX Law