Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits discrimination based on gender in educational
programs which receive federal financial assistance. Programs and activities which may be included are:
admissions, recruitment, financial aid, academic programs, athletics, housing and employment. Title IX also
protects male and female students from unlawful sexual harassment, including sexual violence, in school programs
and activities. Sexual violence means physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person’s will or where a person is
incapable of giving consent. A number of acts fall into the category of sexual violence, including rape, sexual
assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion.