Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. §. 1681) was the first comprehensive law to prohibit sex discrimination against students and employees of educational institutions. It is one of several federal and state anti-discrimination laws that define and ensure equality in education. The regulations implementing Title IX (34 C.F.R. §.160.1 et seq.) prohibit discrimination, exclusive denial, limitation, or separation based on gender. Title IX prohibits sexual harassment, which includes sexual assault and sexual violence and other forms of sexual misconduct. Sexual misconduct is a form of sex discrimination that is prohibited by federal law and regulation. Southwest is committed to the elimination of any and all acts of sexual misconduct on its campuses. Sexual misconduct includes dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault.

For more information about Title IX and to understand your rights, please review our Title IX Fact Sheet.