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The Law

What is Title IX?

Title IX is a statute passed with the Education Amendments of 1972 that is intended to end sex discrimination in education. It states that “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.” Sexual harassment (which includes sexual violence, rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking) is a form of sex discrimination and, therefore, prohibited under Title IX.

What is VAWA?

VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) is a federal law set forth to improve the criminal justice response to violent crimes against women. VAWA coverage, however, extends to male victims/survivors as well. VAWA defines sexual violence to include rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.


Title IX Office
Killam Library, Room 159B
5201 University Boulevard
Laredo, Texas 78041

Email: TitleIX@tamiu.edu
Telephone: (956) 326-2857
Facsimile: (956) 326-2359