TITLE IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
Discrimination in educational institutions and agencies is against the
law. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
protects people from discrimination based on sex in educational 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 program or
activity receiving Federal financial assistance... The United
States Department of Education maintains an Office for Civil Rights, with
ten regional offices and a headquarters in Washington,
D.C. to enforce Title IX.