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.”
North Bennet Street School is required by Title IX of this law not to discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs, activities, and employment. The School must not discriminate on the basis of sex in: admission, recruitment, specific curriculum content or texts, financial aid, other benefits and services, such as employment assistance, and health benefits. Similarly, the School must not discriminate in employment recruiting, employment criteria, compensation, fringe benefits, and pre-employment inquiries. The Provost has been designated as the employee responsible for coordinating the School’s efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under this law, including any investigation of any complaint communicated to the School alleging its noncompliance with this law or alleging any actions which would be prohibited by this law.
North Bennet Street School admits students without regard for religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, race, color, disability, sexual preference, national and ethnic origin, military or veteran status to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. It does not discriminate on the basis of religion, sex, sexual orientation, sexual preference, gender identity and expression, race, color, age, disability, national or ethnic origin, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships and loan programs, and other School-administered programs.
Education and training are key to establishing a prevention plan for sexual harassment and other Title IX violations. Administrators and teachers will be trained in how to keep NBSS free from sexual misconduct and how to handle Title IX complaints. NBSS is preparing for and implementing the new Title IX Rule using the following guidance from both the Department of Education and the Office of Civil Rights.
Title IX Technical Assistance
- Fact Sheet: Final Title IX Regulations
- S. Department of Education Title IX Final Rule Overview
- Summary of Major Provisions of the Title IX Final Rule and Comparison to the NPRM
Title IX Webinars
- The First Amendment and Title IX: An OCR Short Webinar
- OCR Short Webinar on How to Report Sexual Harassment under Title IX
- Conducting and Adjudicating Title IX Hearings: An OCR Training Webinar
- OCR Webinar on Due Process Protections under the New Title IX Regulations
- OCR Webinar on New Title IX Protections Against Sexual Assault
- OCR Webinar: Title IX Regulations Addressing Sexual Harassment
- OCR Short Webinar on Sexual Violence in Public Schools
Title IX Blog Entries
- August 14, 2020 Effective Date and Retroactivity
- Live Hearings, Excluding Reliance on a Party’s Statements, and Verbal Conduct
- The Requirement to Update School Websites with Important Title IX Information
- Introduction to the Title IX Final Rule
For any questions about Title IX at NBSS, please contact:
Claire Fruitman, Provost
Title IX Coordinator
Bryan McGrath, Director of Student Life & Career Services
Title IX Deputy