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Title IX - Empowering People to Stop Sexual Discrimination


Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance.

The Title IX regulation describes the conduct that violates Title IX. Athletics departments are not the only component of university life governed by Title IX. Other areas which fall within the scope of Title IX include but are not limited to:

  • Recruitment, admissions, financial aid and scholarships pertaining to students
  • Course offerings, classroom access, grading and other academics
  • Student counseling and support
  • Hiring and retention of employees
  • Job-related benefits and leave
Examples of the types of discrimination that are covered under Title IX include sexual harassment, the failure to provide equal opportunity in athletics and discrimination based on pregnancy. Title IX also prohibits sexual harassment, sexual assault and sexual violence.

The University of Valley Forge is committed to maintaining an environment conducive to learning for all students and a professional workplace for its employees; as such we take active measures against all discrimination, discriminatory harassment and sexual harassment, including sexual misconduct and violence.

Any student or employee who believes he or she has been the victim of discrimination, discriminatory harassment or sexual harassment, including sexual violence or misconduct, or any student that may witness or learn of another person becoming the victim of the above, is urged to report the matter to the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy (contact information below).

The University’s full Sexual Misconduct and Violence Policy may be viewed by clicking here.

Title IX Coordinator
Dan Mortensen, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President and Vice President of Development
dwmortensen@valleyforge.edu
610.917.1412

Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Jennifer Gale
Vice President of Student Life
jdgale@valleyforge.edu
610.917.1488
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