Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act

Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education it read :

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation and be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal Financial assistance.” Legal Citation: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation Act 34 C.F. R. Part 106 (Title IX)

Coppin State University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex. Sex discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual assault, this includes: unwelcome sexual advances request for sexual favors, and other physical verbal or visual conduct based on sex constitute sexual harassment when:

  • Submission to the conduct is an explicit or implicit term or condition of employment or education
  • Submission to or rejection of the conduct is used as the basis for an employment or educational decision, or
  • The conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance, education or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or educational environment.

Sexual harassment is conduct based on sex whether directed towards a person of the opposite sex or same sex, and may include explicit sexual propositions, sexual innuendo, suggestive comments, sexually oriented “kidding” or teasing, “ “practical jokes,” jokes about obscene or visual material, and physical contact such as patting, pinching, or brushing against another person’s body.

All University employees and students are responsible to help assure that we avoid any form of sex discrimination or harassment. If you feel that you have experienced or witnessed harassment, and you are designated as a responsible employee (i.e., campus’ supervisors or administrators) you are required to notify the Title IX Coordinator or one of the Deputy Coordinators designated below. Please click here in order to do so.

Other individuals may not be required to report incidents, but are strongly encourage to report any sex discrimination or harassment incident. Coppin State University forbids retaliation against anyone for reporting harassment, assisting in making a harassment complaint, or cooperating in a harassment investigation, it is also a violation of Federal law.

To file a complaint of sexual misconduct or if you have questions please contact the sources listed below:

Please direct your faculty and staff Title IX and Training questions to:

Coppin State University, Office of Human Resources, Compliance
TitleIXCoordinator@coppin.edu or call 410.951.3666
Dr. Lisa Horne Early, Assoc. VP, Human Resources, Title IX Coordinator

Please direct your Student Title IX and Training questions to:

Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Students,
Dr. Michael Freeman, VP, Enrollment Management & Student Affairs
or call 410.951.3593