Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) is a law passed in 1972 that requires gender equity in educational programs that receive federal funding, stating:
“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.”
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette complies with the mandate of Title IX and is committed to maintaining an environment of equal opportunity for both genders in all areas of university life. In accordance with Title IX, UL Lafayette prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all educational activities and athletics programs including admission, recruitment, academics, athletic teams and activities, facilities, extra-curricular activities, financial assistance, employment, career assistance, education for pregnant and parenting students, health services, student insurance, and physical education. Through policy and procedure, UL Lafayette collaborates within and between University departments and organizations to educate students, faculty and staff on gender equity and to promote awareness of University policies and procedures designed to ensure compliance to Title IX and to complaints of gender based discrimination. UL Lafayette has appointed a Title IX Coordinator to facilitate Title IX compliance. The Title IX Coordinator provides support to all areas of the University in meeting compliance requirements and investigates or delegates the investigation of all Title IX related complaints.