What is Title IX?

Title IX benefits both females and males, and is at the heart of efforts to create gender equitable schools. The law requires educational institutions to maintain policies, practices and programs that do not discriminate against anyone based on sex.

Title IX states:

“No person in the U.S. shall, on the basis of sex be excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal aid.”

Examples of the types of conduct that violates Title IX include, but are not limited to:

  • Pressure for sexual activity
  • Sexual innuendos and comments
  • Sexually explicit questions
  • Requests for sexual favors
  • Unwelcome touching, hugging, stroking, squeezing
  • Spreading rumors about a person’s sexuality
  • Sexual ridicule
  • Displaying or sending sexually suggestive electronic content, including but not limited to emails, text messages, etc.
  • Pervasive displays of pictures, calendars, cartoons, or other materials with sexually explicit or graphic content
  • Stalking a person
  • Attempted or actual sexual violence


As part of Human Resources, the Equity and Compliance Unit works to support a healthy learning and working environment for all students, staff and faculty. By overseeing the College's non-discrimination and anti-harassment policies and initiatives, our goal is to create an environment that is safe, respectful and productive.


Report an incident

If this is an emergency, call (601) 979-2580 BEFORE submitting a report.

Additional Resources
Public Safety  601-979-2580 | Health Center  601-979-2260 | Title IX Coordinator 601-979-6883

Title IX Policy