Utah Title IX Advisor

There are few things in this country more valuable than higher education. It is an essential stop on the road to a high-paying career, and graduation from a solid school looks great on a resume. Getting through all the coursework and gathering the necessary credentials is no small feat; it's a task made even more challenging with misconduct issues piled on.

What Is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments was introduced in 1972 to protect the rights of young women in an education setting. Female students had historically faced numerous barriers to higher education not only related to admission but in their access to sufficient academic, living, and athletic accommodations once enrolled. To address the inequity, legislation was passed that 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[.]” The amendment focuses the preeminent language around adequate programs and facilities for women, though Title IX goes further to address issues around sexual misconduct in the form of harassment and assault against women.

How Does Title IX Affect You?

With Title IX being a federal law, any school that receives federal funding must show itself in compliance with the law. Institutions spell out their own individual policies related to Title IX conduct and repercussions for violation. Within the broader scope of the law, however, many state