Title IX and Sexual Discrimination

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. It reads:
"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."

--Legal Citation: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX)


Sexual misconduct offenses include, but are not limited to:

  • Sexual harassment
  • Non-consensual sexual contacts ( or attempts to commit same)
  • Non-consensual sexual intercourse (or attempts to commit same)
  • Sexual exploitation

While it is often thought of as a law that applies to athletics programs, Title IX is much broader than athletics and applies to all programs, services, and activities at Wake Technical Community College. While compliance with the law is everyone's responsibility at Wake Tech, listed below are the staff members who have primary responsibility for Title IX compliance.

If you believe that you have been or are being discriminated against based on your gender, please contact a Title IX coordinator or a trusted faculty or staff member, who will notify the Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX Coordinator is required to take action to quickly coordinate an investigation, remedy the situation, and prevent its recurrence.