Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded education programs and activities. Title IX provides, “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.” The DOE is committed to complying with Title IX and ensuring that DOE schools and workplaces are free of sex discrimination.
Who is protected by Title IX?
Title IX’s protections apply to DOE students, parents, staff members, and applicants for employment.
What is covered by Title IX?
Examples of the types of complaints/actions covered by Title IX include, but are not limited to:
- Complaints of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, sexual violence, and other sexual misconduct
- Complaints of retaliation for reporting any form of sex discrimination
- Concerns related to gender identity and/or gender expression
- Issues related to pregnancy and parenting status
- Issues concerning equal opportunities to participate in sports and technical education programs
How do I file a Title IX-related complaint?
How you file a Title IX-related complaint depends on the type of complaint you want to file. See the corresponding Chancellor Regulation for filing instructions.
Chancellor’s Regulation A-830 is the DOE’s non-discrimination policy and outlines how to file a complaint of discrimination, including sex discrimination and sexual harassment complaints.
Peer Sexual Harassment
Chancellor’s Regulation A-831 is the DOE’s anti-sexual harassment policy and outlines how to file a complaint of peer sexual harassment.
Chancellor’s Regulation A-832 is the DOE’s anti-bullying policy and outlines the procedures for filing complaints of peer bias-based harassment, intimidation, and/or bullying.
Chancellor’s Regulation A-740 is the DOE’s policy requiring pregnant students of compulsory age to attend school unless medical reasons indicate to the contrary, and outlines the procedures for which school personnel are responsible during and after a student’s pregnancy.
If you have a question about filing a Title IX-related complaint, or about addressing sex-based discrimination, contact the DOE Title IX coordinator:
Jeannie Gallego, Esq.
Acting Title IX Coordinator
65 Court Street, Room 1102
Brooklyn, NY 11201