Let our Title IX Team assist your Title IX Coordinator by conducting a dependable and impartial investigation or adjudication of allegations brought at your college or university.
Title IX is a federal civil rights law that is part of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX prohibits sex-based discrimination and retaliation in education. Although Title IX is most known for its application to athletic programs, the law applies to any education program or activity that receives Federal financial assistance.
Title IX protects students from sexual harassment and sexual assault. Under Title IX, educational institutions are required to safeguard students and to ensure that student victims of sexual misconduct remain an active part of the school and continue to enjoy the benefits of, and participation in, educational, athletic, and other extracurricular activities.
Upon receiving knowledge regarding any Title IX-related misconduct, schools must take immediate action to remove the harassment, manage the outcome, and prevent the harassment from occurring again in the future. To do this, academic institutions are required to have written policies and procedures in place to facilitate student complaints regarding sexual misconduct and to investigate the grievances promptly, objectively, and thoroughly.
The mission of all colleges and universities is to facilitate an atmosphere of learning, safety, and opportunity. When discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or other misconduct occurs and hinders an institution’s ability to carry out this mission, it is crucial that the situation be handled properly by those with training and experience. Our KDDK Title IX Team understands Title IX investigations require sensitivity and can be quite complex. We have the background and experience to meet each client’s unique needs and to perform a fair and impartial investigation or adjudication.