Title IX

What is Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 ("Title IX"), 20 U.S.C. §1681et seq., is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities.  All public and private elementary and secondary schools, school districts, colleges, and universities (hereinafter "schools") receiving any Federal funds must comply with Title IX.  Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment or sexual violence, such as rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion.

The Board of Trustees of College of the Ouachitas seeks to provide a positive, wholesome working and learning environment for all College employees and students. (See COPP 2.30) One type of behavior that can seriously affect the working and learning environment is sexual harassment. Harassment of employees or students based upon sex is inconsistent with this objective and contrary to the College's policy of equal employment and academic opportunity without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, alienage or citizenship, religion, race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, and veteran or marital status. Sexual harassment is illegal under Federal, State, and City laws. The Board assumes an affirmative posture in preventing and eliminating sexual harassment in any and all forms. Above all else, sexual harassment shall not be tolerated.

What Does the Title IX Coordinator Do?

  • Oversees all complaints of sex discrimination and identifying and addressing any patterns or systemic problems that arise during the review of such complaints
  • Dissemination of educational materials
  • Coordinating training for students and employees about their rights under Title IX

Contact Information

Kori Clayton
Human Resource Analyst
kclayton [at] coto.edu

COPP 2.36A Sexual Harassment
COPP 2.38 Sexual Assault
COPP 5.55 Student Grievance Procedures