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Title IX

Resources for those experiencing sexual discrimination, harassment, abuse, or assault.

What Is Title IX?

Title IX is a civil rights law passed in 1972, which states:

“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.”

This means that if you are enrolled in or work for an educational institution that receives federal funds, you cannot be discriminated against on the basis of sex.

In addition to sexual discrimination, Title IX includes:

  • Accommodations for pregnancy and parenting
  • Sexual harassment
  • Sexual abuse
  • Dating violence
  • Sexual assault

Harassment, abuse, and assault are forms of discrimination under Title IX because they can deprive an individual of equal access to an institution’s programs and activities. To learn more about what constitutes sexual harassment, please read Ensign College’s Sexual Harassment Policy .

Ensign College will not tolerate sex-based discrimination or harassment perpetrated by or against any students, staff, or visitors to its campus. The college will investigate and address Title IX incidents in accordance with law and college policy. The college also takes measures to promote and maintain a safe and respectful learning environment.

Contact the Title IX Office

Title IX Coordinator: Matt Smith

In Person: Ensign College Office 934

Phone: 801-524-8134; 801-540-1955


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