Title IX at Clark University
Clark University is committed to providing a campus environment where all students, staff, and faculty are safe from sexual violence, harassment, and discrimination. A strong Clark community is one, where all people engage in relationships based on mutual care and respect. Both in intimate and platonic relationships, Clark expects its community members to practice effective consent.
What is Title IX?
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is federal legislation that prohibits discrimination based on sex in educational environments that receive federal funding.
Title IX reads as follows:
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, 20 U.S.C.A. § 1681 ET. SEQ.)
Who does Title IX protect?
Title IX protects all community members. This includes all female, male, transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming students, faculty, and staff.
What is the prohibited conduct?
Title IX prohibits discrimination based on sex which includes:
- Sexual Violence
- Dating Violence/Intimate Partner Violence
- Sexual Harassment
- Discrimination based on gender, gender identity, or gender expression
Clark University additionally prohibits:
- Sexual Misconduct
- Sexual Exploitation
The definitions of the conduct listed above can be found here