Title IX

NSHE and its member institutions do not discriminate on the basis of sex in their education programs and activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, 20 U.S.C. § 1861(a), provides:  

“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.”

Scope of Title IX

Title IX applies to every single aspect of education, including course offerings, counseling and counseling materials, financial assistance, student health and insurance benefits and/or other services, housing, marital and parental status of students, physical education and athletics, education programs and activities sponsored by the institution, and employment.

The University of Nevada, Reno does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, and we are required by Title IX not to discriminate in such a manner. Non-discrimination on the basis of sex is mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq.) and the corresponding implementation regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 106).  The University’s commitment to nondiscrimination in its education programs and activities extends to applicants for admission and employment.

Inquiries concerning the application of these provisions may be referred to (or to both):  

Maria Doucettperry, J.D., Title IX Coordinator

University of Nevada, Reno
1664 N. Virginia Street
Continuing Education Building
Room 206
m/s 158
Reno, Nevada 89557-0158

Telephone: (775) 784-1547
Emaileotix@unr.edu

The Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of Education

U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-1100

Telephone: (800) 421-3481
FAX: (202) 453-6012;
TDD: (800) 877-8339;
EmailOCR@ed.gov

9 things to know about Title IX

1. Title IX is a civil right that prohibits sex discrimination in education.

2. Title IX applies to all students regardless of  gender identity.

3.  Schools may not retaliate against someone filing a complaint and must keep complainants safe from other retailatory harrassment. 

4.  Schools must designate and appoint a Title IX Coordinator. Our Title IX Coordinator is Maria Doucettperry, (775)784-1547, eotix@unr.edu.

5.  Schools can issue no-contact directives to prevent accused students from approaching or interacting with you. 

6.  Schools must be proactive in ensuring that your campus is free from sex  discrimination.

7.  Schools cannot discourage you from continuing your education.

8. All schools receiving federal funding, including public K-12 schools and the majority of colleges, are subject to Title IX.

9. Schools must have an established procedure for handling complaints of sexual discrimination, harassment and violence.