Western Connecticut State University, in accordance with Title IX, is committed to providing support and services to any and all students, staff, and faculty in resolving Title IX issues and protection from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces, among other statutes, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX states that:
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.
Educational programs and activities that receive ED funds must operate in a nondiscriminatory manner. Some key issue areas in which recipients have Title IX obligations are: recruitment, admissions, and counseling; financial assistance; athletics; sex-based harassment; treatment of pregnant and parenting students; discipline; single-sex education; and employment. Also, a recipient may not retaliate against any person for opposing an unlawful educational practice or policy, or made charges, testified or participated in any complaint action under Title IX. For a recipient to retaliate in any way is considered a violation of Title IX. The ED Title IX regulations (Volume 34, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 106) provide additional information about the forms of discrimination prohibited by Title IX.
We also continually strive to expand our services to make our campus a more welcoming and safe environment for all.
- Sexual Assault and Interpersonal Violence
- Sexual Harassment & Misconduct Policy
- Grievance Procedures
- Affirmative Action
- Discrimination and Harassment
- Workplace Violence
- Pregnancy Accommodation
- AAUP Minority Recruitment & Retention Funds
- SUOAF Minority Recruitment & Mentoring Committee
- ADA Compliance & Accommodations
- LGBTQ Services
*Information taken from the U.S. Department of Education website: www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/tix_dis.html