Title IX is the federal law that prohibits sex discrimination at education programs that receive federal financial assistance. NIU employees and students are subject to Title IX.
The Ethics and Compliance Office website includes a section on Title IX. It provides information about the law and how NIU complies with it. The Sexual Misconduct Response and Prevention website provides guidance to people who have experienced sexual misconduct, or want to help someone who has. Together, the sites provide a complete resource for NIU administrators, faculty, staff and students.
Learn More about Title IX
The language used to discuss Title IX compliance and procedures can be complicated. Read a list of Title IX definitions to make sure you understand what the terms mean.
The behavior prohibited by Title IX includes sexual misconduct and discrimination on the basis of pregnancy or related medical conditions. Read complete definitions of prohibited conduct.
Some NIU employees are considered responsible employees and must report sexual misconduct to the Title IX coordinator. This can lead to an investigation.