We aim to help students make the most informed decisions possible about their safety and well-being, to promote a Harvard College free of sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct, and to educate our community about policy and Title IX compliance.
Title IX Resource Coordinators partner with students to help you:
College Title IX can be a starting point for College students who have been impacted in any way by sexual harassment or other sexual misconduct, including sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, or gender-based harassment.
It may be helpful to know that:
- Title IX Resource Coordinators treat information shared with them with the utmost privacy.
- Title IX Resource Coordinators share information only a need-to-know basis.
- Speaking with a Title IX Resource Coordinator does not automatically trigger an investigation or formal complaint.
What is Title IX?
Title IX is a federal civil rights law passed as part of the Education Amendments of 1972. This law protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX states that:
“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.”