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Human Resources

Title IX and Sexual Harassment

What is Title IX?

Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity.

“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 educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”

The University of Montevallo is committed to providing an educational and employment environment free of harassment and other forms of discrimination on the basis on race, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, national origin, or veteran status against individuals or groups of individuals is not tolerated on campus. University policies relating to harassment and/or discrimination are published, are available in all administrative offices, and are also accessible on the University’s web page.

All members of the University community should be aware that the University prohibits and will not tolerate sexual harassment of its faculty, staff, and students. Each member of the University community is expected to support efforts to keep the campus free of sexual harassment.

Who is protected under Title IX?

All University of Montevallo students, employees (faculty and staff), and volunteers are protected under Title IX. Title IX protects those who experience sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual misconduct, interpersonal violence (including dating and domestic violence), stalking, or discrimination on the basis of pregnancy.