Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities operated by recipients of federal financial assistance (such as UNH). Title IX also prohibits gender-based harassment — acts that do not involve conduct of a sexual nature such as discriminatory sex stereotyping. It is not just about providing equal opportunity in athletics. It also prohibits sexual harassment and sexual violence of students by faculty, staff and other students.
This applies to admission to, access to, treatment within, or employment in UNH programs or activities. Title IX protects students from sexual harassment in UNH’s educational programs, services and activities, including: all academic, educational, extracurricular, athletic, and other programs of the institution. On-campus, off-campus, in transit, sponsored at other locations, etc.
State and federal law and University policy require the University to take all reasonable steps to prevent sexual harassment of students and employees, to respond to complaints of discrimination, to eliminate any hostile environment caused by sexual harassment, and to discipline any individual found to be responsible for such harassment.