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Title IX at Tulane

Outreach Tulane students

Learn about the whys behind Title IX.

“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."

— Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972

What is Title IX? What forms of sexual misconduct and interpersonal conduct are prohibited at Tulane? What offices investigate these issues? Does Tulane have reporting amnesty? Where can I find the suggested syllabus language? Learn more about Title IX at Tulane and what it means for you.


Title IX does not apply only to sports; it does not apply only to women. It applies to all of us at Tulane: students, faculty, and staff. The goal of Title IX is to eliminate sexual and gender-based discrimination in our educational settings, addressing ten key areas:

  • Access to higher education
  • Athletics
  • Career education
  • Education for pregnant and parenting students
  • Employment
  • Learning environment
  • Math and science
  • Standardized testing
  • Technology
  • Sexual harassment (which includes gender-based harassment and sexual violence, such as sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking)

This final area, sexual harassment, is what this website is focusing on in particular, though at Tulane, all forms of sexual and gender-based discrimination are antithetical to our community's values and expectations.

We use a few umbrella terms when we talk about these matters: Sexual discrimination, which is the language of Title IX that refers to all of the above behaviors that occur in the context of an educational program or activity. Sexual misconduct is how our Code of Student Conduct refers to the above behaviors when they are committed by students against any person, whether the conduct occurs on-campus or off-campus. Sexual violence usually refers to the behaviors of sexual assault, stalking, and relationship violence.