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Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. / 1681)

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 program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

Sexual Misconduct

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits and protects all students and employees from discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity in educational programs and/or activities which receive federal financial assis­tance. These programs and activities include:  student services, discipline, admission, recruitment, medical services, class assignment, grading, housing, athletics, employment, treatment of pregnant and parenting students. Title IX strictly forbids all forms of retaliation against individuals involved in or providing information related to a Title IX claim. Any one person who retaliates in any way is in violation of Title IX.

Sexual misconduct is a form of sex discrimination. Sexual misconduct is one or more acts of sexual violence (rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse), dating violence, domestic violence, sexual and gender-based harassment, and stalking.

How We Can Help You

JMU is committed to providing a working and learning environment that is free from all forms of sex discrimination by addressing Title IX claims and providing resources and support to individuals in the JMU community impacted by sexual misconduct. In meeting this commitment, JMU abides by Policy 1340 Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct, which sets forth procedures for University employees, students, affiliates and visitors to file reports and/or formal complaints alleging sexual misconduct against any student, employee, affiliate or visitor whose sexual misconduct interferes with the reporter’s workplace or learning environment. To learn more, please review Policy 1340.

The Title IX Office is a compassionate and connected office that is here for you! You do not have to face your experience alone. Together we can end sexual assault by bringing about awareness and education at JMU in order to promote a safe and respectful campus community. 

Title IX Coordinator

Amy Sirocky-Meck, Title IX Coordinator

Amy Sirocky-Meck
Madison Hall
(540) 568-5219


The Office of Equal Opportunity is responsible for responding to claims covered under Policy 1324 and Policy 1302 of gender-based discrimination that are not considered sexual misconduct.