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  • What is Title IX?

    Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq., is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender in any federally funded education program or activity. The New School is committed to educating students and employees about Title IX and how it affects the university community as a way to affirm the dignity of all students.

    Who is covered by Title IX?

    Educational institutions that receive federal funding are covered by Title IX. In compliance with Title IX, The New School prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender in employment as well as in all programs and activities.

    Whom should I contact?

    Students or employees who wish to report an incident or have questions about gender discrimination, harassment, or sexual misconduct are encouraged to contact their Title IX officer.

    Thomas J. McDonald
    AVP for Student and Campus Life

    Carol S. Cantrell
    SVP for Human Resources and Labor Relations

    Who enforces Title IX?

    The United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is in charge of enforcing Title IX. Information about the OCR can be found on the U.S. Department of Education website.

    Policies and Procedures

    The New School affirms the dignity and rights of all members of the university community. The policies listed below are enforced by the university with the goal of ensuring an environment free of gender discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct.

    Students

    Employees

    The following employee policies can be found in The New School Institutional Policies and Procedures Manual (PDF):

    • Policy on Sexual Harassment
    • Sexual Assault Policy
    • Discriminatory Harassment Policy

    Title IX Resources

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