NSF Title IX Compliance Report for CSE
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (is a Federal civil rights law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs and activities receiving Federal financial assistance. The law promotes equality of opportunity, regardless of gender, and represents a national commitment to enhance educational and employment opportunities. Under Title IX, Federal agencies awarding grants to educational institutions or program activities are obligated to take steps to ensure that such institutions do not discriminate based on gender.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has promulgated regulations to ensure that educational programs receiving NSF funds are free of gender discrimination and harassment. (45 C.F.R. Part 618). NSF’s regulation under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 incorporated by reference NSF’s Title IX compliance responsibilities, which require the agency to conduct periodic reviews of the practices of recipients to determine whether they are in compliance. At NSF, the Office of Equity and Civil Rights (OECR) is charged with conducting compliance reviews under Title IX, and the Department of Justice (DOJ), pursuant to Executive Order 12250, has overall enforcement authority to ensure agencies are in compliance.