“No person in the United States, shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” [Title Ix of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R Part 106 (Title IX)].
Florida Memorial University (FMU) complies with the requirements of the United States Department of Education’s (USDOE) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) regarding Title IX. Title IX is a federal law which protects the rights of all persons on a college or university campus against sexual discrimination and harassment, including gender-based physical violence, verbal threats and intimidation, sexual harassment and assault, unwanted speech or touching, dating and intimate partner abuse or violence, hazing, stalking, bullying, cyberbullying and milder forms of harassment such as unwanted pressure, spoken words, or repeated but unwanted advances. Sexually aggressive behaviors that are severe, pervasive or persistent are prohibited. Title IX applies to all employees, students, guests and third party contractors and their employees.