The United States Department of Education published a new regulatory amendment focusing on Title IX Sexual Harassment. Title IX of the Federal Education Amendments Act protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. The regulation sets forth specific definitions and requirements covering the Title IX grievance process.
“Title IX Sexual Harassment” means conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following:
- An employee of the District conditioning the provision of an aid, benefit, or service of the District on an individual’s participation in unwelcome sexual conduct;
- Unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the District’s education program or activity;
- “Sexual assault” as defined in 20 U.S.C. 1092(f)(6)(A)(v), “dating violence” as defined in 34 U.S.C. 12291(a)(10), “domestic violence” as defined in 34 U.S.C. 12291(a)(8), or “stalking” as defined in 34 U.S.C. 12291(a)(30).
The District’s Title IX Coordinator is the Director of Security. Allegations involving faculty or other employees should be directed to Mr. Ryan Powell. If you have any questions pertaining to sexual harassment or sexual discrimination, you may contact this person as follows: