Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex against any person in education programs and activities receiving federal funding. In part, the regulation reads:
“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.”
Students have the right to pursue education, including athletic programs, scholarships, and other activities, free from sex discrimination, including sexual violence and harassment. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq.) requires schools that receive federal financial assistance to take necessary steps to prevent sexual assault on their campuses, and to respond promptly and effectively when an assault is reported.
Southeast Missouri State University is committed to complying with Title IX in all aspects of University function.
The Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA) (42 U.S.C. §13925 et seq.) established federal legal definitions of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Additionally, VAWA included amendments to the Clery Act that afforded additional rights to campus victims of those crimes.
Southeast Missouri State University is committed to complying with the Violence Against Women Act in all aspects of University function.