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What is Title IX? The law

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in educational institutions that receive federal funding.

Title IX states:

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.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Virginia International University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs or activities. Prohibited Conduct under this policy constitutes sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), sections of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), and the Virginia Human Rights Act.

Title IX prohibits sex discrimination in all aspects of university activities and programs. This means that students and employees are entitled to an environment that is free from sex discrimination. Both men and women can be victims of sex discrimination and sex discrimination can occur between members of the same or opposite sex.

Individuals who have been found to have violated this policy will face disciplinary action up to, and including, termination or expulsion. It is the responsibility of every member of the VIU community to create and foster an environment free from sex discrimination. As such, all members of the community are encouraged to take reasonable actions to stop or prevent an act of sex discrimination. Anyone who takes such actions will receive the full support of VIU.