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.
Full Statement on Equal Opportunity & Sexual Harassment
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 harassment and discrimination. To this end, the University is committed to maintaining a learning and working environment free from sexual and gender-based discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, sexual intimidation, stalking, dating violence, 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 harassment through education, training, campus resources, clear procedures for responding to reports of sexual harassment, and consequences for violators of this policy.
An Abridged Version of this Policy appears on all first-contact materials sent out from the University, and in Syllabi. This policy statement succinctly reads:
Delta State University is committed to maintaining a learning and working environment free from sexual and gender-based discrimination or harassment. Our goal is for all to have equal access to the many great services and opportunities we offer. For more information, or to report an incident, see https://www.deltastate.edu/titleix/ or email email@example.com.