Title IX

  • Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. Title IX provides that 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. The University acknowledges its obligation under Title IX and is committed to complying with all Title IX requirements.

    While it is often thought of as a law that applies to athletics programs, Title IX is much broader than Athletics and applies to many programs at Millikin University. While compliance with the law is everyone’s responsibility at Millikin, listed below are the individuals who have primary responsibility for Title IX compliance.

    Whistleblower Protection

    Millikin University encourages all members of the campus community to make know allegations of suspected or actual misconduct existing within the University. This policy is intended to protect members of the University community from retaliatory action for engaging in good faith disclosure of alleged unlawful practices or suspected misconduct.

    Illinois Board of Higher Education Complaint Site

    Should you wish to register a complaint against Millikin with the Illinois Board of Higher Education, a complaint may be filed within their system at https://complaints.ibhe.org. Prior to registering a complaint, you must first make all attempts to resolve the matter directly with Millikin. Information on Millikin’s complaint procedures may be found within the student handbook, and/or course catalog. After you have made attempts to resolve your issue(s), IBHE may intercede depending upon pertinent laws governing agency oversight.