Title IX Complaints


What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 is a federal law that 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.”


The program is administered by the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR). Many people think of Title IX as a program that was created to ensure equity in sports programs for men and women. Today, all educational institutions are required to address gender-based discrimination, harassment (including sexual harassment), and violence, including sexual violence, relationship violence (dating and domestic violence), and stalking. OCR identifies these behaviors or actions as “harassment” generally.

File a Complaint

*Know Before You File:

  • The University takes complaints of prohibited conduct very seriously.  If you are found to have intentionally or maliciously been dishonest, reckless, or frivolous in making these allegations of a violation, you will be subject to disciplinary action.
  • You can file a complaint anonymously. The first step of the Complaint Form asks whether you would like to remain anonymous.


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Mandatory Reporters

IN THE CASE OF AN EMERGENCY or FOR IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE:

Dial 911 or call the Marshall University Police Department at 304-696-HELP