Delaware Title IX Advisor for LGBTQ+ Students

There are now more than 60,000 individuals enrolled at the postsecondary institutions across Delaware. All schools are required to comply with the provisions of Title IX, which is a federal civil rights law that was implemented in 1972 regarding sexually-based discrimination. Schools are required to establish written policies and procedures that relate to Title IX.

What Does Title IX Prohibit?

  • Sexual harassment: Involves any type of sexually-oriented conduct that is unwelcomed. Examples include unwanted advances or appeals for sexual favors.
  • Sexual violence: Involves physical acts of a sexual nature committed against an unwilling victim or someone unable to consent to participate. Examples may include rape or sexual abuse, battery or coercion.
  • Gender-based harassment: This involves adverse acts that are founded on the victim's gender or perceived gender (sex). Examples may include slurs, stereotyping or gender-oriented threats

Compliance Overview

Upon receiving a complaint, the school's designated administration is tasked with beginning an investigation within a reasonable time frame. There is a significant emphasis placed on fairness and ensuring there are no conflicts of interest. Federal regulations by the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) do not specify a certain format or