What is Title IX?
Title IX of the Education Amendments 1972 (20 U.S.C. 1681 et seq.) and its implementing regulations, 34 C.F.R. Part 106, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities operated by recipients of Federal financial assistance. It is the landmark legislation that bans gender based discrimination in schools and colleges.
Title IX benefits all genders. It requires educational institutions to maintain policies, practices and programs that do not discriminate against anyone based on sex. Under this law, all genders are expected to receive fair and equal treatment in all aspects of higher education.
Title IX states:
Under Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972: "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 educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."
Except as provided elsewhere in the Title IX regulations, no person shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any academic, extracurricular, research, occupational training, or other education program or activity or employment opportunity available through a recipient that receives federal financial assistance.
Where To Report
Any Students, Employees, Guests, Third-Party Vendors, and Visitors who feels they are a victim of gender-based discrimination and/or any form of sexual harassment should report any misconduct to Butler County Community College's Title IX Coordinator:
You may also use the College's online reporting form to report a civil rights violation or incident of sexual misconduct. The online reporting form, which can be submitted anonymously. All reports electronically submitted using the BC3 Online Reporting Form are routed directly to the Title IX Coordinator.
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is the division of the federal government charged with enforcing compliance with Title IX. Information regarding OCR can be found at the U.S. Department of Education website.
Policies and Procedures
- Non Discrimination Policy
- Anti-Harassment Policy
- Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct Policy
- Sexual Assault Victims Bill of Rights
Training Materials and Resources
- Student Resources
- National Sexual Violence Resource Center
- Office for Victims of Crime
- PA Coalition against Domestic Violence
- Rape Prevention and Education
- Victim Outreach Intervention Center
- OCR'S Title IX Resource Guide
- A Policy Interpretation: Title IX and Intercollegiate Athletics
Pennsylvania Council on Higher Education (PCHE) - Title IX Education
Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA), Title IX-Related Trainings & Webinars