814-863-0471 aao@psu.edu

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION OFFICE

328 Boucke, University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 863-0471
Email: aao@psu.edu

Questions regarding web issues, please contact
Tanya Pasko, tvp2@psu.edu

Title IX – Education Amendments of 1972

WHAT IS TITLE IX?

Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any program or activity including, but not limited to:

1. Educational programs or activities, e.g., student services, academic counseling, discipline, classroom assignment, grading, athletics, recreation and study abroad;
2. Admission and recruitment, e.g., financial aid, housing;
3. Medical services, including psychological counseling.

UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICES UNDER TITLE IX

SEXUAL HARASSMENT (unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature)
SEXUAL MISCONDUCT (rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, sexual exploitation and other forms of non-consensual sexual activity)
STALKING (repeatedly following, harassing, threatening or intimidating including by telephone, mail, electronic communication or social media)
DATING VIOLENCE (including emotional, verbal, and economic abuse without the presence of physical abuse)
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (including emotional, verbal and economic abuse without the presence of physical abuse)
RETALIATION (adverse employment, academic or other actions against anyone reporting or participating in an investigation of Title IX allegations)

TITLE IX APPLIED TO ATHLETICS

  1. Requires that female athletes receive equal opportunity in sports participation.
  2. Requires that female athletes receive athletic scholarship dollars proportional to their participation.
  3. Requires equal treatment in the provision of (a) equipment and supplies, (b) scheduling of games and practice times, (c) travel and daily allowance, (d) access to tutoring, (e) coaching, (f) locker
    rooms, (g) practice and competitive facilities, (h) medical and training facilities and services, (i) publicity and promotions, (j) recruitment of student athletes, and (k) support services.

REPORTING PROHIBITED BEHAVIOR

Members of the University community who believe that a Title IX violation may have occurred, should discuss their concerns and/or file a complaint with the University’s Title IX Coordinator:

Christopher Harris, J.D.
328 Boucke Building, University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 863-0471; Email: titleix@psu.edu

Submit an online Title IX report 

The website is intended to provide assistance in obtaining information and identifying resources for anyone who becomes aware of these incidents.

To file a complaint outside of the University, contact:

Office for Civil Rights, Philadelphia Office 
Wanamaker Building
100 Penn Square East, Suite 515
Philadelphia, PA 19107-3323
Phone: (215) 656-8541
Email: OCR.Philadelphia@ed.gov

 

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