SUA's Title IX Commitment

"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."  

- Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal statute intended to protect people from sex discrimination in education programs or other activities that receive federal financial assistance.

Schools are legally required to respond to sex discrimination complaints under the federal civil rights law, which is enforced by the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights.

To learn more about Title IX or to report Title IX Violations,

What Happened?

In 2011, the Obama Administration issued a "Dear Colleague" letter stating that colleges and universities must increase efforts to investigate and adjudicate allegations of sexual assault under Title IX - or risk losing federal funds. In September 2017, the Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos overhauled these guidelines. 

What is SUA Doing?

SUA President, Max Jimenez signed a Student Leader Response Letter that included Student Presidents from over 100 Universities and Colleges around the United States. Click here to view the letter.