The Law

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 programs or activity receiving federal financial assistance. - Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits sex discrimination in educational programs and activities. All public and private schools, school districts, colleges and universities receiving federal funds must comply with Title IX. Title IX extends to claims of discrimination based on sex, gender identity or the failure to conform to stereotypical notions of masculinity or femininity.

Sex discrimination includes sexual violence. If you have experienced sexual violence, here are some things you should know about your Title IX rights:

WSU complies with Title IX and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, including gender identity and gender expression, in education programs and activities, admissions, or employment. It complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and equal opportunity. WSU treats gender identity as the student's sex for purposes of Title IX. That means that WSU will not treat a transgender student differently from the way it treats other students of the same gender identity. Under Title IX, there is no medical diagnosis or treatment requirement that students must meet as a prerequisite to being treated consistent with their gender identity.