Overview

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. It reads:

“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.”

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Thomas Jefferson University is committed to providing an environment free of discrimination on the basis of sex, including, but not limited to, sex-based disparate treatment, sexual misconduct and sexual harassment.  Instances of Sexual Misconduct include, but are not necessarily limited to, sexual harassment, unwanted sexual acts which are committed by coercion, force, intimidation, manipulation or otherwise without consent.  For further definitions of sexual misconduct please see the full Student Sexual Misconduct Policy below.

For additional information on Title IX at Jefferson visit www.jefferson.edu/titleIX

Sexual Assault Services & Resources

  • The Student Personal Counseling Center (SPCC) offers a variety of counseling and support services to help students in times of need (215-503-2817). Students can also call 215-955-HELP for counseling, health services, and support group information at Jefferson.
  • Women Organized Against Rape (WOAR) is Philadelphia’s only rape crisis center and can be reached through a 24 hour hotline at 215-985-3333. WOAR provides free counseling and offers support during forensic rape examinations and any future court proceedings.
  • Philadelphia Sexual Assault Response Center (215-800-1589) is a private, not-for-profit center whose mission is to provide expertise in the assessment and evaluation of sexual assault victims in Philadelphia. The center is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by on-call, specially trained and experienced Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners who provide forensic rape examinations. PSARC cares for victims regardless of their cooperation with law enforcement. PSARC is located at 300 E. Hunting Park Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19124. In an emergency, call 215-425-1625 to reach the on-call sexual assault nurse examiner.
  • The Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE and offers online support, such as online counseling and assistance finding a local counseling center, at www.rainn.org.
  • The National Domestic Violence Hotline (800-799-7233)has highly trained expert advocates available 24 hours a day to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.

Public Service Announcements

As a quick reference and for more information check out the following Public Service Announcement videos.

Title IX

Consent

Bystander Intervention