Title IX prohibits sex discrimination in educational institutions that receive federal funding. Discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment or sexual violence, such as rape, sexual assault, sexual coercion, stalking and domestic/intimate partner violence. While it is often thought of as a law that applies only to athletics programs, Title IX is much broader than Athletics and applies to all programs at the university. The University of South Alabama prohibits sex or gender-based harassment, discrimination or retaliation.
The Title IX Office is dedicated to supporting the university's commitment to creating an environment where students, faculty, staff and visitors are free from discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence. We provide leadership and support regarding Title IX regulations and the implementation of prevention programming that addresses sex discrimination and sexual violence. The Title IX Office takes all allegations of sexual misconduct seriously. We will promptly respond and thoroughly investigate and resolve all complaints of sexual misconduct in accordance with the university's Sexual Misconduct Policy. We are committed to supporting all members of the university community by providing fair and equitable services and resources.
Title IX protects against discrimination related to pregnancy and parenting.
Resources for parties in a formal Title IX complaint or have been impacted by sexual or gender-based harassment.
Red Flag Campaign
We’re all familiar with the term ‘red flag’. This campaign will feature South students and red flags that they have noticed from previous partners. Flags featuring red flags will be distributed across campus for campus to pay attention to those red flags
Step by Step: Building a Stalking-Free Campus
Location: Student Center Rm 205
Date: Monday, January 8th, 2024 at 4:00pm-8:00pm
In honor of Stalking Awareness Month, we will host a stalking awareness workshop. This workshop will help students identify current and potential stalkers, as well as learn about resources to help them should they ever become victims
Self-Defense and Safety Resource Fair (USA PD)
Location: Student Center Ballroom
Date: Wednesday, January 10th, 2024
Workshop provided on self- defense training. This ensures that our students are able to protect themselves. Whle connecting students with campus and community departments that will ensure safety in all aspects of life.
Good Vibes Only: Date Rape Drug Prevention & Bystander Support
Location: Student Center Terrace
Date: Monday January 11, 2024
This interactive workshops led by experts in the field of sexual assault prevention and safety will provide practical tools and strategies for effective bystander intervention as well as a dedicated sessions will focus on the awareness and prevention of date rape drugs, their effects, and how to recognize potential dangers. Information on safe partying practices will also be provided.
Pregnancy & Parenting Support Workshop for Faculty
Location: Student Center Rm 205
Date: Monday January 22nd, 2024 at 3:30-4:30pm
This class will help faculty best learn how to support their students who are pregnant or parents. Topics will include accommodations and criteria for the program
A person may also file a complaint of sexual misconduct with the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights regarding an alleged violation of Title IX by visiting www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.html or by calling 1-800-421-3481.