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Title IX is a federal law under the Department of Education’s 1972 amendment (amending the Higher Education Act of 1965) that protects all individuals from discrimination based on sex in educational programs or activities. These include but, are not limited to sex based discrimination in sports, against pregnant and parenting students, or women in STEM programs (science, technology, engineering and math). It also addresses sexual harassment, gender based discrimination and sexual violence. Sexual violence covers attempted or completed rape or sexual assault, as well as sexual harassment, intimate partner violence, stalking, exhibitionism, verbal or physical sexuality based threats or abuse and voyeurism.