Title IX & Affirmative Action

Title IX and Affirmative Action

VCS Affirmative Action Officer

Megan Swanson mswanson@vcsvikings.org

VCS Title IX Coordinator

Megan Allen, Principal mallen@vcsvikings.org

Title IX information

“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 . . . .” 20 U.S.C. § 1681(a).

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq., is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities.

Individuals with concerns or questions about Title IX may contact the Title IX Coordinator.

Title IX also prohibits retaliation for raising a complaint under Title IX or for advocating for a right protected by Title IX.

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights is the entity that is charged with enforcing Title IX compliance. Inquiries about these issues may also be referred to the U. S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921, telephone (617) 289-0111, fax (617) 289-0150, TTY (877) 521.2172 or email: ocr.boston@ed.gov. The website for the Office of Civil Rights can be located by following this link.