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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"
- Compliance with Title IX: An Overview, (Runtime: 19:39)
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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.
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.
- To view the Department's one-page summary of the proposed Title IX rule, see the U.S. Department of Education Proposed Title IX Regulation Fact Sheet.
- To take a deeper dive and review the proposed rule's section-by-section summary, see the Background & Summary of the Education Department's Proposed Rule.
- To view the proposed rule in its entirety, see the Federal Register.
- The period of time for public comment has ended.
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 withTitle IX and Section 504, contact:
Human Resources Director
Colorado Department of Education
201 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80203
For district, school, parent and student inquiriesregarding Title IX, contact:
Colorado Department of Education
Office of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education
1560 Broadway, Suite 1100
Denver, CO 80202
Obligation to Designate a Title IX Coordinator
All school districts receiving Federal financial assistance are required to designate at least one responsible employee to coordinate the district’s efforts to comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. For more information, read the:
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.
It is unlawful to retaliate against individuals, including Title IX Coordinators, for:
- Filing a Title IX complaint
- Participating in a Title IX investigation, hearing or proceeding
- Advocating for others’ Title IX rights
For more information, see:
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