Title IX

What is Title IX?

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Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination based on sex in any educational programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. This includes sexual harassment or any acts of sexual misconduct.  

Creighton University is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all community members and prohibits acts of sexual harassment, including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

NEW- Federal Title IX Regulations

On May 6, 2020, the Department of Education released new regulations announcing requirements for colleges and universities related to sexual harassment under Title IX.  This new law will be in effect on August 14, 2020.

The Department of Education released their proposed changes to Title IX guidance in November 2018 and opened a "notice and comment" period to allow institutions and individuals to provide critical feedback on the proposal.  This comment period ended in January 2019 and the new regulations were announced over a year later.

Creighton participated in the notice and comment period as a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) and conducted two on-campus education and listening sessions to gather feedback from the Creighton Community.  A copy of the AJCU letter is available here.

Scope of Title IX

Title IX applies to institutions that receive federal financial assistance from U.S. Department of Education. Educational programs and activities that receive federal funds must operate in a nondiscriminatory manner. Some key issue areas in which recipients have Title IX obligations are: recruitment, admissions, and counseling; financial assistance; athletics; sex-based harassment; treatment of pregnant and parenting students; discipline; single-sex education; and employment. Title IX also protects from retaliation individuals who make or participate in an a complaint regarding something covered by Title IX.


What does Title IX cover?

What does Title IX cover?

Title IX addresses:

  • Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment
  • Hostile Environment Sexual Harassment
  • Sexual Assault
    • Rape
    • Sodomy
    • Sexual Assault with an object
    • Fondling
    • Statutory Rape
    • Incest
  • Dating Violence
  • Domestic Violence
  • Stalking
  • Retaliation for reporting any of the above misconduct

The Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex. The policy ensures that Creighton University is complaint with Title IX. The Office of Title IX and Civil Rights Compliance is responsible for addressing alleged violations of Title IX.

What do you need to know?

What do you need to know?

If you or someone you know at Creighton has experienced any of the prohibited behaviors addressed by Title IX (listed above), you have the right to file an internal complaint with the University. The University must take reasonable steps to stop the prohibited conduct, prevent future reoccurrence of the conduct, and remedy the impact of the conduct on those felt its effects.

There are resources and support available to all Creighton community members who have experiences harassment and/or discrimination on the basis of sex.