Title IX

Title IX is a law that requires all educational institutions in the United States receiving federal funding to remove barriers and provide equal opportunity on the basis of sex or gender.

Sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, stalking, domestic or dating violence, and sexual assault are prohibited, as is retaliation for pursuing individual rights under these legal and policy protections. Title IX also prohibits discrimination in the form of exclusion from the benefits of participating in educational programs or activities, including but not limited to collegiate sports.

View, download, or print the Sexual Misconduct Policy and Appendix below.

Sexual Misconduct Policy

Sexual Misconduct Policy Appendix – PDF

***Special Message regarding COVID-19***

Due to health and safety recommendations in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Office of Access and Equal Opportunity will not be staffed to receive visitors in person in the reception office.  AEO and Title IX email inboxes and voicemail messages will be monitored throughout the day by the Administrative Aide for response and follow up or routing to the interim Title IX Coordinator/ADA Coordinator.  For personal safety and emergencies, please contact Campus Police at (217) 206-7777.

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“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.”

— Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972