“No person in the U.S. shall, on the basis of sex be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” Title 20 U.S.C. Sections 1681-1688
What does that mean?
Title IX forbids sex discrimination in all university student services and academic programs including, but not limited to, admissions, financial aid, academic advising, housing, athletics, recreational services, college residential life programs, health services, counseling and psychological services, registrar’s office, classroom assignments, grading and discipline.
Title IX also forbids discrimination because of sex in employment and recruitment consideration or selection, whether full time or part time, under any education program or activity operated by an institution receiving or benefiting from federal financial assistance.
Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment or sexual violence, such as rape, sexual assault, sexual battery and sexual coercion.
Title IX Coordinator:
Dr. Debra Peterson
Assistant to the President for Affirmative Action
315 Deputy Hall
Associate Director of Athletics/SWA
216 Physical Education Building
Current crime statistics can be accessed by reading the Bemidji State University Campus Crime and Fire Safety Report and 2016 Calendar Year MN Office of Higher Education Sexual Assault Data.
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