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Title IX Information

American University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities. The university expressly prohibits any form of discriminatory harassment (including dating violence, domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment and stalking) on any Protected Bases. [See American University Policy on Discrimination and Sexual Harassment]

Your Rights Under Title IX

Know Your IX is a campaign that aims to educate all college students in the U.S. about their rights under Title IX. Armed with information, sexual violence survivors will be able to advocate for themselves during their schools’ grievance proceedings and, if Title IX guarantees are not respected, file a complaint against their colleges with the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. Visit the Know Your IX website for more information.

In addition to the Know Your IX website, here's a short video that will show you 9 things to know about Title IX in 89 seconds!

AU's Title IX Program Officer is Heather Pratt. For more information, explore this Title IX website, send an email or consult the University's Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Policy.

Title IX Overview

Title IX Overview (Plain text)