Beyond Title IX Guidelines

AA college studentAn estimated one in five women will be the victim of sexual assault during her college years. In response to this staggering statistic, FUTURES, with generous support from the Avon Foundation for Women, convened a group of experts, and released guidelines to help colleges across the country create campus policies that promote respect and non-violent relationships.

Beyond Title IX: Guidelines for Prevention and Responding to Gender Based Violence in Higher Education provides campuses with the tools and resources they need to promote healthy relationships and better support those who have been affected by violence. While Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities, current policies that deal with violence against women on campus do not cover the wide range of offenses that women face on a daily basis – including dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault.

Encouraging colleges and universities to implement policies that extend beyond the requirements of Title IX is a critical next step to protect students from all gender-based crimes.