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Federally Funded Public schools are required to provide a free and appropriate education, and access to their programs and activities in a non-discriminatory manner. Title IX protects against discrimination on the basis of sex include sexual harassment and assault, failure to provide equal athletic opportunities, and admissions. Whitbeck Bennett will help you navigate the Title IX grievance procedures.

What is Title IX?


The Education Amendments of 1972 include Title IX, which prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Under Title IX, schools must ensure that all students have equal access to education, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Sexual harassment and sexual violence are forms of gender discrimination that are prohibited by Title IX, including when the incident(s) occur off-campus or involve people who are not students.


What You Need To Know

Every School Must Have and Distribute A Policy Against Sexual Discrimination.

Title IX requires that each school publish a policy that it does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities.

Our attorneys advocate for children and their parents at evaluations, meetings, due process hearings, federal and state court litigation, and more.

Every School Must Have A Title IX Coordinator

Every school must designate at least one employee who is responsible for coordinating the school’s compliance with Title IX. Schools must notify all students and employees of the name, title, and contact information of the Title IX Coordinator.


I have a Title IX complaint, what should I do first?

If you feel that you have been the subject of a Title IX violation ask yourself the following questions:

Have you experienced discrimination on the basis of sex?

  • Have you been denied access to an institution, or in extra-curricular activities based on sex?
  • Have you been denied an opportunity to participate in an activity on the basis of sex?

Is the School Division protecting you from sexual discrimination

  • Have you been denied an opportunity for career advancement on the basis of sex?

How can Whitbeck Bennett help?

  • Call us at 703-777-1975 to speak to schedule an appointment.


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