What is Title IX?

Thank you for visiting our Title IX web page.  Whether you are seeking more information about this important topic or valuable resources to assist you, a friend or colleague with a specific issue, we you will find the information here helpful.

Title IX is commonly associated with sex-based discrimination in athletics, but it so much more. Title IX of the Education Amendments 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 by subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving financial assistance.”

Title IX prohibits sex discrimination in all college programs and activities, including but not limited to, admissions, recruiting, financial aid, academic programs, student services, counseling and guidance, discipline, class assignment, grading, recreation, athletics, housing, and employment.

Sexual harassment and sexual violence are forms of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX, as outlined in the U.S. Department of Education’s Dear Colleague Letter, 2011. Title IX also prohibits retaliation against people for making or participating in complaints of sex discrimination, see U.S. Department of Education, Dear Colleague Letter, 2011.

For more information about Title IX, visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website.

If you are a CPCC student or staff member who didn't find the information needed, we encourage you to call us at 704-330-2722, ext. 3534 for assistance.  We are also available to speak to your student group or department to share more information on Title IX and how it works for you.

 


 

Notice of Nondiscrimination:

As a recipient of federal funds, Central Piedmont Community College is required to comply with Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq. (“Title IX”), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs or activities.  Central Piedmont Community College does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs or activities, including in the context of admission or employment. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX may be referred to Central Piedmont Community College’s Title IX Coordinator or to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.  Central Piedmont Community College’s Title IX Coordinator is Leon Matthews, whose office is in the Hall Building, Room 218.  This office can be contacted by phone at 704-330-6524 or by email at leon.matthews@cpcc.edu.