Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in federally funded education programs and activities. Sex-based discrimination includes all forms of sexual violence or misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking. The law covers sex-based discrimination against students, faculty, and staff.
UW-Stout's Responsibilities Under Title IX
Title IX requires universities to respond promptly and effectively to complaints of all kinds of sexual misconduct. Universities must take action to eliminate the offending conduct, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects.
UW-Stout is committed to promptly investigating the circumstances of formal complaints to determine what occurred, ensure complainant and respondent safety, and provide remedies. Regardless of whether a complainant files a criminal action, UW-Stout may undertake its own investigation of the circumstances of the complaint if the complainant wishes it to do so.