Title IX and Sex-Based Discrimination

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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 educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”

 What is Title IX?  

Title IX is a federal civil rights law that prohibits all sex discrimination on educational campuses that receive federal financial assistance. Title IX protects and applies to students, faculty, staff, independent contractors, campus visitors, and other participants in University educational programs and activities. All forms of sex-based harassment, including but not limited to dating and domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault are violations of Title IX.

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A Message from the Title IX Coordinator

To the ETSU Community:

I am honored to have the privilege of serving you as the ETSU Title IX Coordinator in the Office of University Compliance.

At ETSU, we are committed to ensuring that every member of our community learns and works in an environment free of sex discrimination and sexual harassment. Consistent with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, ETSU does not discriminate against students, employees or members of the community on the basis of sex in any of its programs or activities. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a kind of sex discrimination and is prohibited by both Title IX and ETSU policy.  If you feel that your Title IX rights have been violated, or if you have general questions about ETSU's approach to Title IX compliance, please contact me. 

Garrison Burton