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Pacific Lutheran University’s Title IX policy represents a full commitment to gender equity that aligns with our mission and our community of care, while meeting the federal government’s call to action.

What is Title IX?

Title IX comes from the Education Amendments of 1972 legislation, and deals with protection from sex discrimination in all educational programs and/or activities that receive federal financial assistance.

“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.”

Definition of Title IX , Education Amendments of 1972

How Syllabi Can Help Combat Sexual Assault

From The Chronicle of Higher Education:

While we deal with students primarily in the classroom, we are not insensitive to their larger struggles. As a new academic year approaches, one scourge in particular stands out: the epidemic of sexual violence on campus.  Is there anything professors can do to complement the work done by counseling centers? There is—and it involves adding only one paragraph to your syllabi…

PLU’s Non-Discrimination Policy

Pacific Lutheran University, in compliance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 (45 CFR 86), and Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, does not discriminate in the administration of any of its educational programs, admissions, scholarships, loans, or other activities or programs on the basis of race, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation or preference, national or ethnic origin, color, disability, marital status, age, or religious belief.

Inquiries regarding compliance with these statutes and regulations may be directed to the Office of the Vice President for Student Life, (253) 535-7191, PLU’s Title IX Coordinator, Teri Phillips, (253) 535-7187, or to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights. U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Switzer Building, 330 C Street S.W., Washington, D.C. 20202.

Inquiries about the School’s compliance with student access and privacy rights regarding educational records, under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, may be directed to the Office of the Vice President of Student Life or to the Student and Family Educational Rights and Privacy office, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C.