Title IX Resources 

Campus Resources

  • General Resource Guide 
    • This Resource Guide is intended as an overview and summary of Iowa State University's Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence Involving Students Policy.  The content, information, and definitions provided herein are summary in fashion and do not constitute official University policy.
  • Respondent Resource Guide
    • Being accused of sexual misconduct or related charges can be confusing and unsettling.  This Resource Guide for Respondents provides information about Iowa State University's sexual misconduct complaint resolution process and the resources and services available to accused students. The individual accused of sexual misconduct is referred to as the "Respondent" during the complaint resolution process.
  • Syllabi Disclosure Statements Regarding Title IX Reporting Responsibilities
    • All faculty and staff have the duty to report instances of sexual misconduct as Responsible Employees. Here are 3 options for facutly to consider when creating syllabi that mention sexual misconduct reporting responsibilities. 
  • American College Health Association – National College Health Assessment
    • The ACHA’s National College Health Assessment is a bi-annual survey that asks students about issues related to physical and mental health, including questions about substance use and sexual violence. It’s a valuable resource for social norming exercise and/or for benchmarking your campus against national numbers.
  • Discrimination and Harassment Policy
    • Iowa State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. Veteran. 
  • Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Assault & Sexual Harassment Involving Students Policy
    • This policy sets forth the resources available to students, describes prohibited conduct and establishes procedures for responding to sexual misconduct incidents that include sexual assault, sexual harassment, and other unwelcome behaviors.

General Resources

  • NCAA Handbook on Sexual Violence Prevention
    • According to the guide’s preface, it “is a general introduction to the problems that result from sexual assault and interpersonal violence and how they are affecting college students and student-athletes. It is meant to assist intercollegiate athletics administrators and those who provide educational programming for student-athletes in developing their own approaches to preventing or reducing the incidents of sexual assault and other acts of interpersonal violence on their campuses.
  • April 2011 "Dear Colleague Letter" on the Intersection of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence
    • In April 2011, the Office of Civil Rights issued a "Dear Colleague Letter" reminding educational institutions to address incidents of sexual violence not only as crimes, but as violations of Title IX.
  • October 2010 "Dear Colleague Letter" on Harassment and Bullying
    • In October 2010, the Office of Civil Rights issued a "Dear Colleague Letter" reminding educational institutions that acts of bullying may violate civil rights laws, such as Title IX, in cases in which the conduct is targeted toward an individual because of one's sex.
  • U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights:  Information on Title IX
    • The United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is the enforcement agency for Title IX.  The OCR publishes information on Title IX on its website.
  • Sexual Harassment: It's not Academic
    • Sexual harassment of students is illegal. A federal law, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual harassment, in education programs and activities.
  • Revised OCR Sexual Harassment Guide (2001)
    • The revised guidance reaffirms the compliance standards that OCR applies in investigations and administrative enforcement of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) regarding sexual harassment.

Title IX Coordinator: Margo R. Foreman, Assistant Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and Equal Opportunity, 515-294-7612, mrforema@iastate.edu

Sr. Deputy & Deputy Title IX Coordinators: Click here for Contact Information

Green Dot

Iowa State University currently follows the Green Dot violence prevention program. Learn more about Green Dot through our partners at the Student Wellness Center.


National Resources

Not Alone- Together Against Sexual Assault

Not Alone is the website created by the White House’s Task Force. It includes all the relevant Department of Education guidance documents to help you comply with the law.

Whitehouse Video on the 40th Anniversary of Title IX: Title IX at 40

Report Rape and Sexual Assault: A Renewed Call to Action (PDF)released by the Whitehouse

Each school must designate at least one employee to evaluate current policy practices to ensure an institution’s compliance with Title IX, coordinate efforts to effectively and efficiently respond to complaints of sex discrimination, including complaints of sexual harassment, and ensure as much as possible that every ISU student and employee has an equal education and employment opportunity.

Watch Video: It's On Us: National Campaign

Watch Video: It's On Us: Sexual Assault

Watch Video: Know Your IX

Know Your Rights (PDF)

Title IX Protections from Bullying & Harassment: FAQs for Students

Nine Fast Facts About Sexual Assault and Title IX (PDF)