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What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a comprehensive federal law that applies to any institution receiving federal financial assistance from the Department of Education, including state and local educational agencies. The law protects individuals from discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance, which 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 education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

As a member of the TCNJ community, you have the right to be protected from sex discrimination under Title IX. Within recent years the government has stated that sexual assault is the most egregious form of sexual discrimination and all schools are responsible for ensuring a hostile-free environment on-campus. TCNJ is committed to ensuring that any member of its community who has experienced any form of sexual violence, including sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, stalking, or sexual harassment has a network of support and resources available to them.



Notable Achievements & Recognition

  • Over the years, TCNJ’s Office of Title IX & Sexual Misconduct and the Office of Anti-Violence Initiatives have been the recipients of generous grant funding:
    • 2019 –
      • Awarded $200,000 through the state of New Jersey’s Victim Assistance Grant (VOCA)
        • This money will be used to continue our educational and programmatic efforts on-campus.
    • 2017 –
      • Awarded $200,000 through the state of New Jersey’s Victim Assistance Grant (VOCA)
    • 2015 –
      • TCNJ was awarded a 300,000 grant from Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) for the next three years. This money was used to continue our educational and programmatic efforts on-campus.
      • TCNJ was selected to be one of fourteen schools that is participating in the Culture of Respect Culture of Respect, which is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening sexual assault prevention on college campuses. Together, TCNJ and Culture of Respect strengthened six core areas surrounding prevention and education on campus.


Identified as most important for college campuses:

  • Facilitating robust multi-tiered education and training
  • Establishing clear policies on adjudication
  • Offering resolution options that address the alleged behavior and repairs harm
  • Providing survivor support with options on reporting
  • Ensuring public disclosure of statistics
  • Facilitating ongoing self-assessment
  • Empowering campus activist organizations

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For any questions or concerns, please contact the Title IX Coordinator, Chelsea Jacoby, directly at or (609) 771-3112.


The Office of Title IX & Sexual Misconduct
Brower Student Center, Room 202
The College of New Jersey
P.O. Box 7718
2000 Pennington Rd.
Ewing, NJ 08628

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