Title IX

Title IX


Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972


"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the                  benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial        assistance."


Protected Bases

Sex discrimination is interpreted by the university to include discrimination based on the following:

  • Sex
  • Gender
  • Gender identity
  • Gender expression
  • Sexual orientation
What UWRF Prohibits

Some examples of conduct prohibited by Title IX include but are not limited to:

  • Rape, sexual battery, sexual assault
  • Sexual Violence
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dating Violence
  • Stalking
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation
Programs and Activities

Title IX’s protection extends to a broad array of university programs, benefits and services, including:

  • Admission/Recruitment
  • Housing
  • Facilities
  • Access to classes
  • Counseling
  • Financial assistance
  • Employment assistance
  • Health insurance
  • Marital or parental status, including pregnancy
  • Athletics
  • Employment



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UWRF Policy Statement

The mission of University of Wisconsin-River Falls is to provide a teaching, learning and working environment in which faculty, staff, and students can discover, examine critically, preserve, and transmit the knowledge, wisdom, and values that will improve quality of life for all. To promote these institutional values, UW-River Falls is committed to creating and maintaining a community environment that is free from sexual violence and sexual harassment .

AP-06-116 Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment
Regent Policy Document 14-2 Sexual Violence & Sexual Harassment
Regent Policy Document 14-6 Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation
Regent Policy Document 14-8 Consensual Relationships

Any form of sexual assault is a serious action that demands our immediate
attention. At the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF), we are
committed to the prevention of all forms of sex-based abuse and violence.