Title IX and Sexual Misconduct at UM

Title IX

No person in the United States, on the basis of sex, shall be excluded from participation, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

- Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

The Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action is home to the Title IX Coordinator and coordinates the University’s response to reported sex-based discrimination, including sexual harassment, stalking, sexual assault, relationship violence, other forms of sexual misconduct, as well as retaliation.

Sexual harassment and sexual assault are forms of discrimination on the basis of sex. Title IX protects students from being denied equal opportunities to programs and activities at the University based on their gender. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, interferes with students' rights to receive an education free from discrimination. Title IX applies to athletics as well as to every other aspect of education and prohibits discrimination of anyone on the basis of sex.