WVU Medicine is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture by promoting diversity, inclusion, equality, and intercultural and intercommunity outreach. WVU Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, marital or family status, pregnancy, veteran status, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression in the administration of any of its educational programs, activities, or with respect to admission or employment.
What is Title IX?
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, a federal civil rights law, states:
“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 educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”
What does Title IX prohibit?
It prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all federally-funded education programs and activities. Sex discrimination includes:
- Sexual harassment
- Sexual violence
Why is WVU Medicine covered by Title IX?
WVU Medicine has federally-funded educational programs and is, therefore, covered by Title IX.
Title IX covers “all of the operations” of a healthcare corporation having an “education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” All employees and all students are covered.
Complaints regarding discrimination on the basis of sex (including sexual harassment and sexual violence) can be filed with the Title IX coordinator at any of our facilities:
J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital / WVU Medicine Children’s – Morgantown
United Hospital Center – Bridgeport
Camden Clark Medical Center – Parkersburg
Reynolds Memorial Hospital – Glen Dale
Jackson General Hospital – Ripley
Wheeling Hospital – Wheeling