Civil Rights: Title IX

Title IX (1972) is a federal (national) law that serves as a powerful tool for combating campus violence.  The law requires colleges and universities that receive federal funding to combat gender-based violence and harassment, and respond to survivors’ needs in order to ensure that all students have equal access to education.

Title IX forbids sex discrimination in all college student services and academic programs including, but not limited to, admissions, financial aid, academic advising, recreational services, Registrar's office, classroom assignments, grading and discipline. Title IX also forbids discrimination because of sex in employment and recruitment consideration or selection, whether full time or part time, under any education program or activity operated by an institution receiving or benefiting from federal financial assistance. Any sexual violence or physical abuse, as defined by law, whether committed by an employee, student, or member of the public, occurring on college controlled property, at college-sponsored or supervised functions, or related to or arising from college attendance or activity is a violation of  policy and regulations, and is subject to all applicable punishment, including criminal and/or civil prosecution and employee or student discipline procedures.

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.

As a student or employee, you can take action to stop sexual misconduct and violence. Learn more about how you can make a difference: KNOW YOUR IX: Empowering Students to Stop Sexual Violence

Platt College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer related or genetic characteristics), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services in educational and employment opportunities, and is committed to the education of a non-racially identifiable student body).