“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.”

The Office of Title IX Compliance oversees Illinois Institute of Technology’s response to Title IX Sexual Harassment within the university. The Office of Title IX Compliance educates Illinois Tech students, faculty, and staff about matters related to sexual harassment and distributes information on university policy. The Office of Title IX Compliance responds to reports of sexual harassment, complies and distributes options for support, and resolves Formal Title IX complaints through formal and informal processes. Illinois Tech is committed to creating an environment for all students and employees that is fair, humane, and respectful.

On May 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education released the final version of its new Title IX regulations on sexual harassment, effective August 14, 2020, which amend the current regulations for implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The new rules narrowly define Title IX Sexual Harassment, and some complaints may fall outside of the scope of this policy. Illinois Tech fully supports addressing all complaints received either using Title IX procedures or other university policies such as the Code of Conduct or general human resource policies.