What is Title IX?

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.

If you have any questions about Title IX or the terms used here, please contact our university's Title IX Coordinator.