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False Accusations Under Title IX

Title IX is a federal statute that requires educational institutions that receive federal funding to ensure that sexual harassment and sexual violence do not interfere with their students’ education and well-being. Although enacted with the intention of protecting students, faculty members, and staff on campuses across the country, Title IX does not always operate that...

Does Title IX Apply if Both Parties Were Under the Influence of Alcohol?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects those who belong to certain education programs from discrimination based on sex, which includes both sexual harassment and sexual violence. Under the terms of Title IX, sexual encounters that take place without consent qualify as sexual assault. However, determining whether a party consented to sexual activity...

Does the Definition of Sexual Harassment Differ from School to School?

In 1972, Congress passed a comprehensive federal civil rights law known as Title IX, that prohibits sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, in education. This law applies to both students and staff of educational institutions and programs that receive federal funding, including not only local school districts, but also colleges, universities, and for-profit schools. To learn...

Female Professors Can Also Face Accusations of Title IX Violations

When many people think of Title IX complaints, they likely think of accusations against a male college student, coach, or professor for harassing, assaulting, or otherwise discriminating against female students. However, the law protects students of all genders from misconduct by others of all genders. Forms of alleged discrimination can occur between members of the...
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