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. --Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. While, in the past, the emphasis in its enactment has been on girls' and women's access to athletics in education, Title IX reaches all parts of campus. Colleges and universities have a responsibility to address and prevent sexual harassment and violence in all its forms on their campuses. Swarthmore College is committed to providing an environment free of discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual assault, relationship (dating and domestic) violence, and stalking. The College provides resources and reporting options to students, faculty, and staff to address concerns related to sexual harassment and sexual violence prohibited by Title IX and College policy, and works to prevent its occurrence through training and education.