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Students who have experienced sex-based discrimination at school may be able to file a Title IX claim against their university. Title IX, part of the Education Amendments of 1972, bans schools or institutions that receive federal funding from discriminating against students based on sex. Whether agents of the school itself discriminated against a student or the school allowed the discrimination to happen by not employing preventative measures, the school may be found responsible in court. College students who wonder if they can file a civil suit against their university for sex-based discrimination may have a case.
In 2020 and 2021, investigations into Title IX claims have opened in many universities across the country. Title IX covers multiple forms of sex-based discrimination, including sexual abuse, sexual harassment, denial of admission based on gender identity, and more. Learning about these open Title IX cases against universities across the country may help you understand whether you can file a Title IX claim against your school.
Filing a lawsuit against your university for Title IX violations may be scary for students. The Law Office of Andrew Shubin may be able to help. Our experienced title IX attorneys are able to help you sue your university for a Title IX violation. Call us today for a free consultation at (814) 826-3586 to discuss your potential case.
Universities Currently Under Investigation for Title IX Violations
Currently, there are many universities under investigation for Title IX violations. While the claims can range from sexual violence to unequal athletic resources, they’re all filed because of sex-based discrimination. Understanding some of the different types of Title IX violations may help you recognize them in your own case.
Sexual assault at school may entitle you to sue your university for Title IX violations. According to Title IX, schools are responsible for sexual assault if they do not actively take steps to protect students. Universities can also violate Title IX by discriminating against students after they’ve come forward about an assault or ignoring a history of complaints. If your university tries to silence or intimidate you in any way, you may be able to file suit.
In 2020 and 2021, several investigations opened into schools sued for Title IX sexual violence violations. Some of these universities are:
- Florida State University (2021)
- Hamilton College (2020)
- The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2021)
- Yale University (2021)
In these pending cases, the plaintiff sued their university for alleged Title IX sexual assault violations. Again, universities can be found responsible for sexual violence against you or discriminating against students after coming forward under Title IX.
Some students may believe they were denied admission to a university based on their sex, gender identity, or presentation. Title IX prohibits sex-based discrimination of all forms, prohibiting judgment or prejudice. Should you be rejected from a university based on your gender identity or sex, you may be able to sue the university for a Title IX violation. Here are some of the universities currently under investigation for alleged Title IX admissions violations:
- Grand Valley State University (2020)
- Kent State University (2020)
- Ohio University (2020)
- Olivet College (2021)
Students who believe a university rejected them based on sex, gender identity, or presentation may be able to sue for damages.
Schools that offer single-sex scholarships may be in violation of Title IX. If you were rejected from a scholarship opportunity on the basis of sex, you may be able to sue your university.
Title IX forbids institutions that receive federal funding from discriminating in any way based on sex. If your university disproportionately offers single-sex scholarships to one sex, you may be able to sue for a Title IX violation.
According to Title IX, universities may not advertise single-sex scholarships from a third party. That means that your university can’t promote single-sex scholarships, even if they are coming from a donor outside of the school. Here is a list of some of the universities currently under investigation for alleged Title IX single-sex scholarship violations:
- Georgetown University (2020)
- Kansas State University (2020)
- Seton Hall University (2021)
- John’s University (2021)
Universities that disproportionately provide scholarships to one sex may be in violation of Title IX. If you believe you were either denied a scholarship or were not provided with an equal opportunity to receive a scholarship based on your sex, you may be able to sue your university.
Title IX violations in athletics can range from denying a student participation based on their sex or gender to not providing equal resources and programs to all genders. Title IX states that there must be a proportionate amount of athletic opportunities for everyone, no matter their sex or gender. Failing to provide those opportunities or denying them altogether might be a Title IX violation by your university. Some of the schools currently under investigation for Title IX athletic violation allegations are:
- Bowie State University (2020)
- Towson University (2020)
- The University of Montana (2020)
- The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2020)
Students who have experienced sex-based discrimination in collegiate athletics may be able to sue their university for a Title IX violation. If you suspect you’ve been discriminated against based on your sex, gender identity, or presentation in athletics, contact an attorney to discuss your options.
If You Experienced a Title IX Violation, Call Our Attorneys
Students whose Title IX rights were violated may be able to sue the responsible university. Call our attorneys experienced in Title IX violation cases at The Law Office of Andrew Shubin for a free consultation today at (814) 826-3586.