Title IX

Title IX: Safety & Equity at Houghton College

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (amending the Higher Education Act of 1965) is a federal gender equity law that prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities that receive federal funding. Sexual discrimination, which includes sexual harassment and all forms of relationship violence and nonconsensual sexual misconduct, are prohibited under this law.

Title IX states

“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 assistance. . . .” (20 U.S.C. section 1681)

Title IX at Houghton College

Houghton College is committed to providing a learning environment that is free from sexual discrimination. The mission of Houghton College is to prepare each student to become a Christian scholar-servant, competent and willing to follow God’s calling on his/her life.  In order to fulfill its mission, Houghton College is committed to providing safety and equity in all its programs and facilities.

If you believe you or someone else that is part of the Houghton College community has been discriminated against based on gender, or if you have questions about Title IX, please contact the Houghton College Title IX Coordinator, Ms. Nancy Louk Murphy,  at 403 Chamberlain Center, or by calling (585) 567-9454.

The Title IX Coordinator is the person designated by Houghton College to oversee Title IX compliance efforts.