Gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence are prohibited at the University of Oregon by federal law and university policy.
This website provides members of the University of Oregon community with information and resources to address and resolve incidents of gender discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual violence. The Office of the Title IX Coordinator oversees all programs or processes that may involve gender or sex equity issues by responding to complaints, assisting students, faculty, and staff, and educating the university community.
Gender neutral language—they, them, their—will be used throughout the website.
What is Title IX?
Title IX is a US federal law that prohibits discrimination based on sex in all educational institutions that receive federal funding, such as the University of Oregon.
“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.”
—Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972
Title IX Applies to Everyone at the UO
Under Title IX, all members of the University of Oregon community—students, faculty, staff, applicants for admission, and applicants for employment—are protected from gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence.
“The University of Oregon will not tolerate sexual violence or harassment in any form. Every member of our community deserves to feel safe and secure in their academic pursuits. We owe it to our students, their families and our entire community to work together to combat sexual assault and to hold each other accountable. We will teach our students to respect each other. We will teach them to stand up for each other. We will show them that we have zero tolerance for sexual violence by swiftly investigating reports and taking action without sacrificing due process. We will not rest until we succeed.”
—University of Oregon President Michael Schill
Discrimination Complaint and Response Policies
The University of Oregon Discrimination Complaint and Response Policy (V.11.02) prohibits all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment and works in conjunction with Title IX and other Oregon state laws to protect all members of the UO community from gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence.