Title IX

"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."
-Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 to the 1964 Civil Rights Act

Title IX prohibits gender discrimination in all programs and activities of the university. It applies to admissions, financial aid, academic matters, career services, counseling and medical services, employment, and all other programs, events, and activities available at the university.

The University of Iowa takes all matters of gender discrimination seriously, including sexual harassment, sexual assault and sexual violence.

Title IX of the Education Amendments was passed by the U.S. Congress in June, 1972, and signed into law on July 1, 1972. It is a federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination in education programs and activities such as:

  • Admissions
  • Housing and facilities
  • Courses and other educational activities
  • Career guidance and counseling activities
  • Financial aid
  • Health and insurance benefits
  • Scholastic, intercollegiate, club, or intramural athletics

Military schools, religious schools, fraternities, and sororities are generally exempt from provisions of Title IX.

Title IX Coordinators

Each school/university must designate at least one employee to evaluate current policy practices to ensure an institution's compliance with Title IX, coordinate efforts to effectively and efficiently respond to complaints of sex discrimination, including complaints of sexual harassment, and ensure as much as possible that every UI employee and student has an equal education and employment opportunities. The University of Iowa's Title IX Coordinator is the Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Vice President.

For further information regarding Title IX, including nondiscrimination complaint policies and procedures at the University of Iowa, please contact the University of Iowa's Title IX Coordinator.

To report a complaint, visit the Office of Sexual Misconduct Response Coordinator.

Title IX Coordinator

  • Title IX Coordinator
  • Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Vice President
Chief Diversity Office 111 Jessup Hall (JH)
319-335-3565

Title IX Deputy Coordinators

  • Deputy Title IX Coordinator
  • Director, Equal Opportunity and Diversity
Equal Opportunity and Diversity 202 Jessup Hall (JH)
319-335-0705
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinator
  • Sexual Misconduct Response Coordinator
450 Van Allen Hall
319-335-6200