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.