What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 (amending the Higher Education Act of 1965) is the federal law prohibiting sex discrimination in educational institutions. This act is codified as Title 20, United States Code, Chapter 38, Sections 1681-1686. The act was also amended by the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 ("Title IX").

The law states that "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." The amendment in 1987 expanded the definition of "program or activity" to include all the operations of an educational institution, governmental entity, or private employer that receives federal funds.​ 

NWTC prohibits all forms of illegal discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and coercion on campus and at College related activities and functions. NWTC takes a strong stance against sexual misconduct. The College seeks to create and maintain a campus free from sexual misconduct by using a combination of education, programming, training for students and staff, clear policies, and consistent sanctions for any violation of these policies. The College’s Title IX Coordinator (the Director of Diversity & Inclusion), supported by a cross-functional committee, assists in ensuring compliance. The Office of Human Resources, along with the Office of Student Development, provides trained investigators to address any reported issues of sexual misconduct involving staff and/or students.​​​​​​​