Title IX

What is Title IX?

Congress enacted Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 to prohibit sex discrimination in any educational program or activity.  The Act applies to both public and private institutions that receive federal funds.

What Constitutes Sexual Violence/Misconduct?

Any physical sexual act perpetuated against a person’s willor where a person is incapable of giving consent due to the victim’s use of drugs or alcohol.  An individual may also be unable to give consent due to an intellectual or other disability.

A creative way to consider consent.

Sexual violence/sexual misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • Sexual assault
  • Sexual coercion
  • Sexual exploitation
  • Sexual harassment

** Title IX also prohibits stalking and intimate partner violence (IPV)!**

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PVAMU faculty, staff, students and guests have the right to be free from sexual violence and sexual misconduct.  All members of the University community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe on another person’s civil rights.  PVAMU has a zero-tolerance policy for sex discrimination, sexual misconduct and sexual violence.  Individuals who are found to have committed such acts will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including separation from the University.