Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from
discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities which receive
Federal financial assistance. Title IX states that:
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.
The United States Department of Education (ED) maintains an Office
for Civil Rights, with 12 enforcement offices throughout the nation and a
headquarters office in Washington, D.C., to enforce Title IX.
Education Programs and Activities Covered by Title IX
Title IX covers state and local agencies that receive ED funds. These
agencies include approximately 16,000 local school districts, 3,200 colleges
and universities, and 5,000 for-profit schools as well as libraries and
museums. Also included are vocational rehabilitation agencies and education
agencies of 50 states, the District of Columbia, and territories and
possessions of the United States.
Programs and activities which receive ED funds must operate in a
nondiscriminatory manner. These programs and activities may include, but are
not limited to: admissions, recruitment, financial aid, academic programs,
student treatment and services, counseling and guidance, discipline, classroom
assignment, grading, vocational education, recreation, physical education,
athletics, housing and employment. Also, a recipient may not retaliate against
any person because he or she opposed an unlawful educational practice or
policy, or made charges, testified or participated in any complaint action
under Title IX. For a recipient to retaliate in any way is considered a
violation of Title IX. The ED Title IX regulations (Volume 34, Code of Federal
Regulations, Part 106) provide a detailed discussion of discrimination
prohibited by Title IX.
Questions or concerns about your Title IX rights at Hendrix College may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator, Shawn Goicoechea, at 501-450-1415 or Kesha Baoua at 501-450-1222.
For more information about the gender-based misconduct hearing process visit: hendrix.edu/sexualmisconduct or the Student Handbook.