Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 [20 U.S.C. § 1681] is a federal law that states the following:
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.
As a recipient of federal financial assistance, the University of Wisconsin-Madison is subject to the requirements of Title IX.
The UW-Madison Policy on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence applies to students, employees, visitors and guests. It was created by the UW-Madison Provost’s Advisory Group on Sexual Assault and Misconduct (PAGSAM) in compliance with a December 2016 directive from the Board of Regents. The UW-Madison policy is based on the following laws, regulations and guidance: