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Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Title IX States

"No person in the U.S. 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 Trainings

Practical Application of Title IX in K-12 Schools
Colorado Department of Education 2019 Equity and Excellence Conference
October 24-25, 2019 in Denver, CO
For more information and to register, click here.

Sex Discrimination

The purpose of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is to eliminate discrimination on the basis of sex in any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. The following link addresses frequently asked questions about sex discrimination and describes the schools and programs that are covered by Title IX, who is protected under Title IX, and provides a brief summary of the school and program responsibilities under Title IX.

Frequently Asked Questions about Sex Discrimination

Implementing Regulations

U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Department of Justice

Proposed Title IX Rule

On November 29, 2018, Education Secretary DeVos released proposed Title IX rule that was open for public comment for 60 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register.

Notice of Nondiscrimination and Title IX Compliance

The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) as a recipient of Federal financial assistance from the United States Department of Education (USDOE) is subject to the provisions of Title IX. The CDE is committed to a policy of non-discrimination in relation to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status or disability in admissions, access to, treatment, or employment in educational programs or activities which it operates.

Designated Title IX Contacts

The U.S. Department of Education's Implementing Regulations 34 C.F.R. Part 106 requires the designation of a responsible employee to:

  • coordinate any investigation of any complaint alleging noncompliance with Title IX
  • notify all students and employees of the Title IX contact, office address and phone number

For inquiries regarding the CDE’s compliance with

Title IX and Section 504, contact:

Human Resources Director
Colorado Department of Education
201 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-6815

For district, school, parent and student inquiries

regarding Title IX, contact:

Rebekah Ottenbreit
Colorado Department of Education
Office of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education
1560 Broadway, Suite 1100
Denver, CO 80202

Questions and Complaints

Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to either of the designated Title IX contacts listed above or to the Office for Civil Rights. Complaints should be filed with the individual school, district, or institution. However, a complaint may also be filed with the Office for Civil Rights: How to File a Discrimination Complaint.

Title IX Coordinator Resources

The following resources are designed to support Title IX Coordinators as they coordinate their school’s efforts to comply with and meet their responsibilities under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972