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TITLE IX
EDUCATION AMENDMENTS OF 1972

 WHAT IS TITLE IX?

Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. 


UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICES UNDER TITLE IX

It is unlawful for a recipient of federal funds to discriminate on the basis of sex against students, faculty and staff. Areas of coverage include but are not limited to: 

1. Educational programs or activities, e.g., athletics, vocational and vocational rehabilitation programs, recreation, physical education, student treatment and services, academic counseling and guidance, 

discipline, classroom assignment, grading; 

2. Admission and recruitment, e.g., financial aid, housing; 

3. Medical services, including counseling.

TITLE IX APPLIED TO ATHLETICS

1. Requires that female athletes receive equal opportunity in sports participation. 

2. Requires that female athletes receive athletic scholarship dollars proportional to their participation. 

3. Requires equal treatment in the provision of (a) equipment and supplies, (b) scheduling of games 

and practice times, (c) travel and daily allowance, (d) access to tutoring, (e) coaching, (f) locker 

rooms, (g) practice and competitive facilities, (h) medical and training facilities and services, 

(i) publicity and promotions, (j) recruitment of student athletes, and (k) support services.

 

UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATORY BEHAVIORS UNDER TITLE IX

SEXUAL HARASSMENT (unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature)

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT (rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, sexual exploitation and other forms of non-consensual sexual activity)

STALKING (repeatedly following, harassing, threatening or intimidating including by telephone, mail, electronic communication or social media)

DATING VIOLENCE (including emotional, verbal, and economic abuse without the presence of physical abuse)

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (including emotional, verbal and economic abuse without the presence of physical abuse)

RETALIATION (adverse employment, academic or other actions against anyone reporting or participating in an investigation of Title IX allegations)

 TITLE IX APPLIED TO ATHLETICS

1. Requires that female athletes receive equal opportunity in sports participation. 

2. Requires that female athletes receive athletic scholarship dollars proportional to their participation. 

3. Requires equal treatment in the provision of (a) equipment and supplies, (b) scheduling of games 

and practice times, (c) travel and daily allowance, (d) access to tutoring, (e) coaching, (f) locker 

rooms, (g) practice and competitive facilities, (h) medical and training facilities and services, 

(i) publicity and promotions, (j) recruitment of student athletes, and (k) support services.


 

REPORTING PROHIBITED BEHAVIOR

Members of the University community who believe that a Title IX violation may have occurred, should discuss their concerns and/or file a complaint with the University Title IX Coordinator:
 

Dr. Kenneth Lehrman III, Vice Provost for Affirmative Action 

328 Boucke Building, University Park, PA 16802

Phone: (814) 863-0471; Email: kfl2@psu.edu

http://www.affirmativeaction.psu.edu


University Title IX Deputy Coordinators:


Danny Shaha, Senior Director 

Office of Student Conduct 

120 Boucke Building, University Park, PA 16802 

Phone: (814) 863-0342; Email: jds49@psu.edu 

 Charmelle Green, Associate Athletic Director

Intercollegiate Athletics, 102 Jordan Center, UP, PA 16802

Phone: (814) 865-1104; Email: cag30@psu.edu



PROHIBITION AGAINST RETALIATION

 University policy and state and federal law prohibits retaliation against anyone who files a complaint 

and/or participates in an investigation involving alleged Title IX violations. Retaliation constitutes 

a separate violation and may result in a sanction independent of the outcome of a complaint. 

Office for Civil Rights, Philadelphia Office 

Wanamaker Building 

100 Penn Square East, Suite 515 

Philadelphia, PA 19107-3323 

Phone: (215) 656-8541 

Email: OCR.Philadelphia@ed.gov



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