Title IX

Discrimination and Harassment

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. § 1681) is an all-encompassing federal law that prohibits discrimination based on the gender of students and employees of educational institutions which receive federal financial assistance. Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment or sexual violence, such as rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion. The U.S. Code specifically states:

“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…”
20 U.S.C. § 1681

Radford University Title IX Policy and Procedures

Discrimination and Harassment Policy

Radford University's Discrimination and Harassment Policy replaces and supersedes the Radford University Sexual Harassment Policy and Nondiscrimination Statement, as well as any and all references related to discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, and retaliation that may be contained in other Radford University polices, including the Standards of Student Conduct.


  • On-campus conduct involving students, employees, faculty, and staff, and any campus visitors.
  • Off-campus conduct involving students, visiting students, employees, faculty, and staff participating in Radford University-sponsored activities.
  • Off-campus conduct involving students, visiting students, employees, faculty, and staff that has continuing effects that creates a hostile environment on campus.

What Does Title IX Cover?

The Office of Institutional Equity may respond to the following concerns:

  • Sexual misconduct
  • Sexual assualt/sexual violence
  • Sexual exploitation
  • Dating violence
  • Domestic violence
  • Stalking
  • Consent
  • Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Sexual harassment
  • Hostile environment
  • Retaliation