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Title IX & Compliance Office

Title IX & Compliance

Title IX & Compliance Office provides services, resources and education for the Spelman community.

Mission Statement

Spelman College is committed to cultivating a campus community free from sex and gender-based discrimination and harassment, including sexual misconduct and relationship violence. Dedicated to delivering the Spelman Promise, the Title IX & Compliance Office supports this commitment through compliance efforts, promoting community accountability, responding to incidents, education and encouraging student leadership.

What is Title IX?

Title IX requires an educational institution to respond to sex-based discrimination, including sexual harassment, sexual violence, intimate partner violence and stalking that is sufficiently serious to deny or limit a student’s or employee’s ability to participate in or benefit from the school’s education programs and activities.

When a school knows of possible sex-based discrimination, it must take immediate and appropriate steps to investigate or otherwise determine what occurred. If an investigation reveals that the discrimination created a hostile environment, the school must take prompt and effective steps reasonably calculated to end the harassment, eliminate the hostile environment, prevent its recurrence, and, as appropriate, remedy its effects.  

Sex-based discrimination can take multiple forms, involving a range of issues, such sexual or gender-based harassment, sexual violence, and unequal access to educational resources. 

For more information about sexual or gender-based harassment, please review the Sexual Misconduct Policy.

Other Relevant Federal Laws and Regulations


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