Title IX Explained
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 defines and ensures gender equity in education. The law prohibits all forms of sex or gender-based discrimination in any education program or activity that receives federal funding. Examples of the types of discrimination that are covered under Title IX include sexual harassment; the failure to provide equal opportunity in athletics; and discrimination based on pregnancy. Title IX applies to all Dartmouth educational programs or activities, including sponsored off-campus programs.
Title IX states:
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 applies to all employees (administrators, faculty, staff), not just students, at the College. The Department of Education Office for Civil Rights ensures compliance with Title IX.
Dartmouth College designates the Title IX Coordinator, Kristi Clemens, to coordinate the College's efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX.