Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that receives federal funding.

Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex includes:

  • Excluding, separating, denying benefits to, or otherwise treating a person differently on the basis of gender.
  • Sexual harassment
  • Sexual violence, which includes sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking.

Title IX protects students, employees, applicants for admission and employment, and other persons from all forms of sex discrimination, including discrimination based on gender identity or failure to conform to stereotypical notions of masculinity or femininity.

In support of its obligations under Title IX, MSU’s Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct Policy and Anti-Discrimination Policy expressly prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex.

Mission:

It is the mission of the Title IX program at Michigan State University to cultivate a campus community that is free of sex discrimination and sexual harassment including relationship violence and sexual misconduct.  We will do this by:

  • Raising awareness through education and training programs;
  • Encouraging individuals impacted to report incidents;
  • Holding individuals accountable for violations of University policy;
  • Providing students and employees with resources and supportive service to facilitate ongoing academic and professional success; and
  • Offering opportunities for community engagement

More Information:

For more information on the Title IX Program at MSU, visit www.titleix.msu.edu.  This site contains comprehensive and important information on the following:

  • Emergency Assistance
  • Campus and Community Resources
  • Reporting Options
  • University Policies and Procedures
  • Education and Awareness Programs
  • Getting Involved

Title IX Coordinator

The Title IX Coordinator at MSU is responsible for the University’s efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX, which includes oversight and implementation of the University’s Title IX policies and grievance procedures, coordination of efforts across campus related to education, prevention, and training programs, and monitoring the campus climate.  The Title IX Coordinator is available to meet with any member of the University community or campus organizations that would like to discuss the University’s Title IX compliance or work involving matters of sex discrimination, including sexual and gender-based harassment, assault, or violence.

Contacts:

Michigan State University Title IX Coordinator
Jessica Norris, Title IX Coordinator
408 W. Circle Drive
Olds Hall Room 4
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 353-3922

Ande Durojaiye, Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Investigations
408 W. Circle Drive
Olds Hall Room 4
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 353-3922

Shelley Applebaum, Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Athletics
223 Kalamazoo St.
Jenison Field House, Room 248
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 353-8849