Sexual Harassment (Title IX)
What is Title IX?
“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 educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”
Title IX is a federal civil rights law signed in 1972 that sought to protect individuals from discrimination on the basis of sex in federally-funded educational programs. Although it has a wide application in educational programs, the text of the law is very brief. For many years, it was primarily referenced in the context of women’s athletics at educational institution, but in recent years, it has also been used to address sexual harassment, sexual violence, and discrimination based on sex and/or gender. It protects all individuals, regardless of their sex, from discrimination and harassment based on sex. The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) enforces Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 as well as other federal statutes.
The individual who oversees compliance with the District’s Sexual Harassment policy is the Title IX/Non-Discrimination Coordinator. The District’s Title IX/Non-Discrimination Coordinator is:
Educational Support Center (ESC)
1500 E. 128th Avenue
Thornton, CO 80241
Anyone can report allegations of sexual harassment 24 hours a day, seven (7) days a week to the Title IX/Non-Discrimination Coordinator. To report allegations of sexual harassment, please contact the Title IX/Non-Discrimination Coordinator via voicemail, email, or completing the Sexual Harassment Incident Report.
For more information regarding the District’s policies and procedures related to Sexual Harassment, please visit District Policy 8410-Sexual Harassment (Title IX).