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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 a person's 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, and the 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, sexual coercion, and sexual abuse), dating violence, domestic violence, sexual and gender-based harassment, and stalking.

How We Can Help You

Under Title IX you have rights. And in the Title IX Office at JMU, we ensure your rights by abiding by Policy 1340 Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct, which protects our students, employees, visitors, and affiliates from sex discrimination by setting forth procedures for responding to reports alleging sexual misconduct.

Our office is a well-connected and compassionate office that is here to provide resources and support to those in our campus community who have been involved in and/or impacted by sexual misconduct. At JMU there are options available on ways to move forward that can help lead to recovery. Some of the many options we can help you with or someone you know with are connecting someone to resources, coordinating interim measures, and/or assisting with No Contact orders. Our office can also connect those involved in a report alleging sexual misconduct with the appropriate on-campus conduct process if they so choose. 

Our Goal

Sexual harassment and sexual misconduct are prohibited at JMU, and we are committed to maintaining and providing a learning and working environment that is free from all forms of illegal sex discrimination to all of our students, employees, visitors, and affiliates so that they may thrive in their educational and professional settings. Your rights are protected under Title IX and JMU Policy 1340. We honor privacy and confidentiality when addressing reports alleging sexual misconduct.

Together we can end sexual assault by bringing about awareness and education in order to promote a safe and respectful campus community. You or someone you may know does not need to face their experience alone. We are here for you!

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. 

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