Title IX and Related Laws

What is Title IX?

Title IX applies to all of us, as under Title IX incidents of sexual misconduct, harassment, and discrimination could potentially interfere with student access to her or his education.

Title IX of the Civil Rights' Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal finance 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 subject to discrimination under any education program or activities receiving Federal finance assistance.

For the full law, please visit the United States Department of Justice website here.

Clery Act

The Jeanne Clery Act, a consumer protection law passed in 1990, requires all colleges and universities who receive federal funding to share information about crime on campus and their efforts to improve campus safety as well as inform the public of crime in or around campus. This information is made publicly accessible through the university's annual security report.

Click here to read the full Clery Act at the Federal Register.

Click here to read Champlain College's Crime Log & Security Reports, on Campus Public Safety's webpage.

Violence Against Women Act

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) amendments to the Clery Act expand the rights afforded to campus survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

Click here to see the full VAWA act at the Federal Register.  

Campus SaVE Act (The Campus Sexual Violence Elimination)

The Campus SaVE Act is a 2013 amendment to the federal Jeanne Clery Act. SaVE was designed by advocates along with victims/survivors and championed by a bi-partisan coalition in Congress as a companion to Title IX that helps bolster the response to and prevention of sexual violence in higher education. President Obama signed the measure into law as part of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 on March 7, 2013.

SaVE requires colleges and universities, both public and private, participating in federal student aid programs (covering virtually every campus in the United States) to increase transparency about the scope of sexual violence on campus, guarantee victims enhanced rights, provide for standards in institutional conduct proceedings, and provide campus community wide prevention educational programming.

Click here for the full text of the Campus SaVE Act.