Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is the federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (gender) in any educational program or activity that receives federal funding.
For more information about Title IX, see the Office of Civil Rights website.
Delta State University expects that all members of the University community, students and employees, should be able to pursue their education and work in a safe environment, free from sex/gender-based misconduct. To this end, the University is committed to maintaining a learning and working environment free of sexual misconduct. The term sexual misconduct includes, but is not limited to: sexual and gender based harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, sexual intimidation, stalking, dating and domestic violence, or any other behavior that is non-consensual or has the purpose or effect of coercing a person or persons. This applies to same sex or members of the opposite sex as well as actions occurring through the use of social media. This University policy aims to eradicate sexual misconduct through education, training, campus resources, clear procedures for responding to reports of sexual misconduct, and consequences for violators of this policy.