Federal Compliance Information
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. Title IX states “ 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[.]”
- Title IX Final Rule (2020)
- Department of Education: Title IX Final Rule Overview (2020)
- Department of Education: Summary of Major Provisions (2020)
- Department of Education: Comparison Summary of Major Provisions (2020)
- Additional Title IX Resources
- Department of Justice: Title IX Overview
- Office of Civil Rights (OCR) Policy Guidance Portal
Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is a federal law. VAWA created and supports comprehensive, cost-effective responses to domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking.
- Congress - H.R.1620
- Congress - S.3623
- Department of Justice: Office on Violence Against Women website
Additional Information on VAWA:
- Fact Sheet: The Violence Against Women Act
- Fact Sheet: Reauthorization of VAWA
- Fact Sheet: Office on Violence Against Women
- National Domestic Violence Hotline (VAWA)
Campus SaVE Act
The Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act, is a federal law that works in tandem with the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) to combat sexual violence, abuse, and stalking on college campuses. SaVE requires colleges and universities, both public and private, participating in federal student aid programs (covering virtually every campus in the United States) to increase transparency about the scope of sexual violence on campus, guarantee victims enhanced rights, provide for standards that protect both the accuser and accused in institutional conduct proceedings, and provide campus community wide prevention educational programming.
Additional Information on the Campus SaVE Act:
- The Campus Save Act website (by EverFi)
- RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network) website
- Campus Save Act website (by CampusClarity)
U.S. Department of Education: Office of Civil Rights
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is the division of the federal government charged with enforcing compliance with Title IX. Information regarding OCR can be found at their website. Individuals with questions or concerns regarding UIW and Title IX, and/or those who wish to file a complaint of non-compliance may contact the University's Title IX Coordinator, Alexandria Salas, directly or the Office for Civil Rights at (800) 421-3481.
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, a part of the Higher Education Act of 1965, is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose certain timely and annual information about campus crime and security policies. All public and private institutions of postsecondary education participating in federal student aid programs are subject to it.
The Office of Title IX works with the University Police department to share relevant data on complaints received that meet the requirements for disclosure. All data disclosed is done so in aggregate form and removes all personally identifiable information. For more information regarding the Campus Annual Security Report, please visit the University Police website.
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
The Office of Title IX works with the UIW Athletic Department to provide training to all student-athletes and Athletic Department employees to comply with National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) standards and expectations. Additionally, annual reviews of policies and practices are performed to ensure equitable treatment of men’s and women’s athletic programs.