Title IX Office
Sexual Misconduct, Harassment & Sex Discrimination
Delaware State University is committed to protecting the rights of its faculty, staff and students to ensure that policies and procedures are implemented in complete fairness and within the full scope of the law. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities which receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX states that:
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 Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has investigated and worked with recipients to resolve many kinds of civil rights problems, including the following:
- Acts of sexual misconduct, including sexual assault or sexual discrimination
- The provision of less than a fair share of funds for athletic scholarships to females
- Inequitable pay for female teachers holding similar teaching positions to those held by male counterparts, and
- Discrimination against female students on the basis of pregnancy
Conversations with coordinators are kept as confidential as possible, but information about incidents of sexual misconduct must be shared with relevant administrators if the University needs to take action for reasons of community safety. In all cases, the wishes of the person initiating the conversation are given full consideration.
If you wish additional information about Title IX, or a copy of the regulations which detail the requirements of Title IX, write or phone the OCR enforcement office which serves your state or territory, or contact the DSU Title IX Coordinator.