Title IX Basics

  • Title IX prohibits all forms of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, sexual violence, relationship/intimate partner violence, stalking and retaliation against individuals reporting any of these offenses. Some forms of sex discrimination may also violate Wisconsin law.
  • Title IX requires Marquette University to respond to complaints alleging sexual harassment, discrimination or sexual misconduct under its own policy regardless of whether a report is made to police and whether a criminal investigation is taking place. This includes addressing student/employee safety and responding to housing, academic and other concerns regardless of whether a person files a report with the police or requests a formal investigation under Title IX Policy. Marquette University can issue a Stay Away Directive and can assist in obtaining a court-ordered restraining order.
  • Title IX protects all genders regardless of a person’s sex assigned at birth.
  • Title IX protects pregnant and parenting students.
  • Title IX requires that all genders have equal opportunities to participate in sports and receive the benefits of competitive sports.
  • Title IX requires Marquette University to have a prompt, impartial, and equitable resolution process to address reports of sexual harassment, discrimination and sexual misconduct.
  • Title IX, as well as the university’s policy, provides students and employees with rights. A full description of these rights is available in Appendix A of the Title IX Policy.
  • Title IX questions and concerns may be directed to Marquette’s Title IX office.