Title IX

Where We Stand: Title IX

AAUW strongly supports the vigorous enforcement of Title IX and all other civil rights laws pertaining to education.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is the federal law th

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Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. It covers women and men, girls and boys, and staff and students in any educational institution or program that receives federal funds. Local school districts, colleges and universities, for-profit schools, career and technical education agencies, libraries, and museums are all covered under Title IX.

Find Your Title IX Coordinator

All K–12 schools and postsecondary institutions that receive federal funds must designate at least one employee to coordinate their efforts to comply with and carry out their responsibilities under Title IX. These Title IX coordinators ensure that all people affected by sex discrimination in schools — students, parents, and employees — are aware of their legal rights.

Some of the most egregious and harmful Title IX violations occur when schools fail to have a Title IX coordinator or when a Title IX coordinator does not have the training or authority to oversee compliance with Title IX. That’s why the Department of Education issued resources for Title IX coordinators to better understand and perform their important job of ensuring that learning environments are free from sex discrimination. AAUW encourages advocates to deliver this critical resource guide to local Title IX coordinators.

With AAUW’s interactive tool organized by state, you can now locate the contact information of the Title IX coordinators nearest to you so that you can deliver these valuable resources. Our interactive maps were created using the most recent publically available data from the Department of Education’s Civil Rights Data Collection (for K–12 schools) and the Clery Act data collection (for higher education). As such, some contacts may be out of date. Contact your local school systems directly to confirm the names of their Title IX coordinators.