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Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that 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 education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

Scope of Title IX

Educational programs and activities that receive ED funds must operate in a nondiscriminatory manner. Some key issue areas in which recipients have Title IX obligations are: recruitment, admissions, and counseling; financial assistance; athletics; sex-based harassment; treatment of pregnant and parenting students; discipline; single-sex education; student housing; and employment. Also, a recipient may not retaliate against any person for opposing an unlawful educational practice or policy, or made charges, testified or participated in any complaint action under Title IX. For a recipient to retaliate in any way is considered a violation of Title IX.


For the sexual misconduct policies, please review appendix 6 of the Student Handbook

18-19 Title IX Brochure

Enforcement of Title IX

The Master’s University has a Title IX advisory committee that evaluates, investigates, and resolves complaints alleging sex discrimination. For questions or complaints related to Title IX, please contact: TitleIXAdministrator@masters.edu

Nondiscrimination Exemption

The Master’s University operates in compliance with all applicable federal and state anti-discrimination laws, and is committed to providing a learning and living environment that promotes student safety, transparency, personal integrity, civility, and mutual respect. The Master’s University has received approval of the regulatory exemption available under Title IX, 34 C.F.R. Section 106.12. The statutory exemption is self-executing as set forth in 20 U.S.C. Section 1681(a)(3).

The Master’s University is also exempt from the non-discrimination restrictions in California Education Code Section 66270 (the “Act”), in accordance with Section 66271 of the Act, to the extent such restrictions are not consistent with the religious tenets of the institution. As an educational institution controlled by a religious organization within the meaning of Title IX, The Master’s University is exempt from the application of Title IX and the Act to the extent such regulations are not consistent with the institution’s religious tenets.

The activities from which The Master’s University is exempt are comprised of the following:

• Policies regarding student recruitment and admissions prohibitions on the basis of sex

• Policies regarding rules of behavior, sanctions, or other treatment

• Policies regarding limitation of rights, privileges, advantages, or opportunities

• Policies regarding all shared private spaces (i.e. residence halls, restrooms, locker rooms)

• Policies regarding athletics

• Policies regarding employment, including pre-employment inquiries, recruitment, and discrimination in employment for pregnancy leave, childbirth, termination of pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity

• Policies regarding pregnancy and marital status

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the University’s compliance:

CHRIS POWELL Title IX Coordinator