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Office of General Counsel
University of Mississippi

Title IX and Sexual Misconduct

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a federal law that protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal aid.

The University is committed to fostering an environment free from discrimination on the basis of sex by provides many resources to students, faculty and staff to address concerns relating to sex discrimination, which includes sexual misconduct.

The Title IX coordinator works with the university administrators, faculty, staff, and students in resolving complaints of sexual discrimination and education on such issues.  For information and university policy on sexual misconduct or violence, gender discrimination, and other reportable offenses, see links below:

Related University Policies
Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence
Endangering Others and Assault
Harassment (Including Stalking)

Related University Links
Violence Prevention Office
What to do if you are sexually assaulted (PDF)
Campus Assault FAQ
Faculty and Staff: Student Disclosure of Sexual Violence

Helpful Third Party Links
Mississippi Sexual Battery Statute
Mississippi Coalition Against Sexual Assault