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JMU and Title IX Compliance

Welcome to the JMU Title IX website. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects individuals from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities which receive Federal financial assis­tance. Title IX 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 program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

JMU is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination on the basis of sex.  Sexual misconduct that includes sexual and gender-based harassment, sexual assault, and other forms of inter-personal violence, are forms of sex discrimination and therefore prohibited under Title IX. Title IX compliance and reporting at JMU is managed by the Office of Equal Opportunity & Title IX.  This office also oversees the university's efforts in understanding campus climate regarding sexual misconduct, and education and training campus-wide on Title IX. On this website you can learn more about

James R. Robinson, Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity & Title IX, serves as the university’s Title IX Coordinator.  The Title IX Coordinator and the Title IX Officers can provide guidance to survivors on reporting options, both informal and formal, conduct investigations, and provide for interim measures and resolutions.