WVU Health System (WVUHS) is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture by promoting diversity, inclusion, equality, and intercultural and intercommunity outreach. WVUHS 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 federally-funded educational programs and activities, or with respect to admission or employment in those programs and activities.
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 are some WVUHS hospitals covered by Title IX?
Certain WVUHS subsidiary hospitals have federally-funded educational programs and are, therefore, covered by Title IX.
Title IX covers “all of the operations” of a healthcare corporation having an “educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” All employees and students who are participating in or attempting to participate in a covered hospital’s federally-funded educational program or activity are protected against sex discrimination by Title IX.
Complaints regarding discrimination on the basis of sex (including sexual harassment and sexual violence) can be filed with the Title IX coordinator at the following hospitals:
J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital / WVU Medicine Children’s – Morgantown
United Hospital Center – Bridgeport
Reynolds Memorial Hospital – Glen Dale
Cole Elliot, Human Resources Director