Places of employment are not the only areas where a person is covered by discrimination laws. Any person who attends a school that receives federal funding, is also afforded protection under Title IX-Public Law 92-313 of the Education Amendments of 1972. (TITLE 9)
Title 9 in relevant part reads as follows: 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.
This broadly written law protects students from discrimination at educational institutions. It is applicable to all classes, programs, activities and recreational life at school. It is also well known for its application to sports programs.
The following list identifies some of the major categories where Title 9 can apply:
- Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assaults/Violence
- Pregnancy, Pregnancy-related medical conditions and Student-Athlete Parents
- Bullying, Cyberbullying and Hazing
- Discrimination during extracurricular activities other than sports
- LGBTQ Students
- Retaliation Against Complainants for Violations of Title 9