Title IX: Sexual Assault on Campus

Every educational program or activity that receives federal funding is subject to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex and can include sexual harassment, rape, and assault.

What Is Title IX?

Under Title IX all students and staff members are protected from sex discrimination.

Schools must protect students and staff members from sexual harassment and sexual assault on campus, must promptly investigate claims, and must respond immediately after being notified or if they should have known about the incident.

Title IX also covers gender-based harassment without sexual desire, including:

  • Nonverbal Harassment
  • Intimidation
  • Physical Aggression
  • Hostility

What Steps Can You Take After Sexual Harassment or Sexual Violence?

You do not have to file a police report to file an internal complaint with your school. Schools are required to take steps to protect your safety and to prevent future harassment, including:

  • Changing your schedule
  • Investigating the incident
  • Possibly expelling the accused perpetrator

Victims and individuals who are aware of sexual harassment or assault occurring on campus and do not think their school is following Title IX requirements can file complaints with the U.S. Department of Education.

Contact Us About Your Title IX Case

We are committed to helping victims of sexual assault and sexual harassment on campus. Learn more about your rights and how we can help. Call (518) 456-4529 or contact us online to make an appointment with one of our attorneys.

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