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10 Things to know about Title IX

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1. Title IX prohibits sex discrimination in educational programs that receive federal funding.

2. Harassment, attempted or completed rape or sexual assault, stalking, voyeurism, exhibitionism, intimate partner violence, and sexuality-based threats or abuse are examples of the types of sexual discrimination banned by Title IX. 

3. Title IX applies to male, female, and gender non-conforming students, faculty, and staff.

4. Educational institutions must not retaliate against someone filing a complaint and must protect complainants from retaliation.

5. Educational institutions can issue interim measures to prevent accused abusers from interacting with complainants.

6. In cases of sexual violence, educational institutions are prohibited from encouraging or allowing mediation (rather than a formal resolution) of the complaint. 

7. A student may use the educational institution’s resolution procedure (i.e. make a report to the Title IX Coordinator on campus) to make a report.

8. Complainants also have the right choose whether or not they want to report to the police.

9. The McNeese Counseling Center on campus provides completely confidential support services to complainants of sexual violence. Professional counselors are not required to report any information regarding an incident of alleged sexual violence to police. This is consistent with the CLERY Act. 

10. Student Health Services on campus does report aggregate data (non-identifiable), but staff are not required to report, without the student’s consent, incidents of sexual violence to the university in a way that identifies the student.

If you think your Title IX rights have been violated, you may contact Dean Kedrick Nicholas, Dean of Students and Title IX Coordinator at McNeese State University at (337) 475-55610 or to learn about your options. For more detailed information on the above topics, visit