Title IX and Sexual Misconduct

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefit of, or be subjected to discrimination under an education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”

What is Title IX?

Title IX is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in federally funded education programs and activities. Title IX requires colleges receiving federal funding to be proactive in ensuring that the campus is free of sex discrimination, and to have established procedures for handling complaints of sex discrimination or sexual misconduct. This ensures that all students have equal access to education.

Title IX applies to students, faculty, staff, volunteers, and other participants in university programs and activities. Prohibited conduct includes but is not limited to sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking. Definitions of these crimes and the University’s response procedures can be found in the Sexual Misconduct Policy.

Learn more about UMES’s Sexual Misconduct Policy.

Request a training on Title IX for your group.

UMES Employees

All UMES employees who are not confidential resources are obligated to report knowledge of sexual misconduct to the of Office of Institutitonal Equity and Compliance.

Talk to Title IX

UMES Title IX is housed in the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance. If you or someone you know has experienced sex discrimination or sexual misconduct, Title IX has options to support you. The Title IX Office works to provide prompt, thorough, and equitable resolutions of all formal complaints of violations of the Sexual Misconduct Policy. Supportive measures are available to individuals experiencing prohibited conduct (Complainant) and to those accused of prohibited conduct (Respondent). Supportive measures are non-disciplinary, non-punitive, and are individually tailored to meet each individual’s unique needs.

Supportive measures include:
  • Assistance with accessing counseling or medical services
  • No-contact orders
  • Course-related adjustments and extensions
  • Changes in housing and seating
  • Increased monitoring of certain areas of the campus

Learn about other resources and reporting options.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Federal law prohibits the University of Maryland Eastern Shore from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. Inquiries regarding the application of Federal laws and non-discrimination policies to University programs and activities may be referred to:

Jason A. Casares
Assistant Vice President for Institutional Equity, Diversity, and Compliance
Title IX Coordinator, Fair Practices Officer,
Equal Employment Opportunity Officer & ADA Coordinator
Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance
Early Childhood Research Center, Suite 1129
Princess Anne, MD 21853


Philadelphia Office
Office of Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
The Wanamaker Building
100 Penn Square East, Suite 515
Philadelphia, PA 19107-3323

To take the pledge and learn more please click this link itsonus.org.

Have you been subject to, made aware of, or bore witness to an incident of sexual misconduct? If so, please report the incident by clicking this link (Title IX Incident Report).

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