About Title IX

Title IX Compliance at Eastern Michigan University

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex under any education program or activity receiving federal financial aid. Sexual assault and sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX.

The general term "Title IX" to involves the federal law (Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq.), implementing Regulations by the Department of Education (34 CFR part 106, released in 1975 and amended in 2020), Department of Education guidance documents, as well as related laws such as The Clery Act (20 U.S.C. § 1092(f)) and the Violence Against Women Act (42 U.S.C. sections 13701).

At its core, Title IX requires schools to:

  • Prohibit sex-based discrimination and harassment (including sexual misconduct);
  • Take measures to prevent sex-based discrimination and harassment (including sexual misconduct);
  • Effectively respond to discrimination, harassment and misconduct of which it is aware, which includes:
  • Stop it;
  • Prevent it from recurring; and
  • Remedy its effects.

Eastern Michigan University is committed to providing a learning, living and working environment free from discrimination. Any gender based discrimination, including sexual misconduct which includes but is not limited to, rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, relationship violence and sexual exploitation committed by EMU students, staff or faculty will not be tolerated. This applies to academic, education, athletic, residential and other University operated programs.

Eastern Michigan University encourages individuals who believe they have been sexually harassed, assaulted or subjected to sexual misconduct by an EMU student or employee to seek assistance.

While compliance with the law is everyone's responsibility at EMU, the person designated to handle inquiries of sex discrimination is Title IX Coordinator, Anika Awai-Williams.

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