Title IX

Title IX


Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 

Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance. Title IX states: “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. 

Some key issue areas relating to Title IX obligations include recruitment, admissions, and counseling; financial assistance; athletics; sex-based harassment, which encompasses sexual assault and other forms of sexual violence; treatment of pregnant and parenting students; treatment of LGBTQI+ students; discipline; single-sex education; and employment.

The University's legal obligation with respect to sexual harassment is to take prompt steps to address sex-based harassment and  discrimination and if found, eliminate and/or remedy their effects. University encourages all community members to report sex-based harassment and discrimination at the earliest opportunity. 

William Paterson University does not discriminate on the basis of sex against students , applicants for admission, employees or applicants for employment or in the administration of its policies or in any aspect of its operations. William Paterson University will respond to reported violations of Title IX by protecting the university community, conducting prompt and thorough investigations and providing support to affected parties, as deemed necessary. 

William Paterson University has a Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for ensuring the University's compliance with Title IX and overseeing and/or investigating complaints of sexual harassment,  sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, stalking, and other sex-based complaints involving University students and employees that are alleged to have taken place on campus or at a University-sponsored event. The Title IX Coordinator is also responsible for overseeing training within the University community related to Title IX and other related state/federal laws/regulations.