Title IX of the Education Amendments

“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 is Title IX?

The federal law prohibiting sex discrimination in educational institutions is Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 (amending the Higher Education Act of 1965). This act is codified as Title 20, United States Code, Chapter 38, Sections 1681-1686. The act was also amended by the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 ("Title IX").

The law states that "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. The amendment in 1987 expanded the definition of program or activity to include all the operations of an educational institution, governmental entity or private employer that receives federal funds.

Title IX forbids sex discrimination in all university student services and academic programs including, but not limited to, admissions, financial aid, academic advising, housing, athletics, recreational services, college residential life programs, health services, counseling and psychological services, Registrar's office, classroom assignments, grading and discipline. Title IX also forbids discrimination because of sex in employment and recruitment consideration or selection, whether full time or part time, under any education program or activity operated by an institution receiving or benefiting from federal financial assistance ("recipient").

All questions regarding the Preventing Sexual Harassment and Title IX training programs should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at 724-938-5425.

Cal U

offers resources for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, harassment and stalking.

You may file a complaint:

Amy E. Salsgiver
Title IX Coordinator

Sheleta Camarda-Webb
Title IX Intake Officer
114 Old Main


Title IX Team

Title IX Coordinator:
Amy Salsgiver

Intake Officer:
Sheleta Camarda-Webb

Amy Salsgiver

James Pflugh

Matthew Shaffer

Mike Hampe

Andrew Matt

Chief of Police:
Edward McSheffery

Decision Makers:
Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson

Sarah Zerfoss

Sanctioning Board or Individual:
Eric Guiser  

Informal Resolution Facilitator:
James Pflugh

University Confidential Resources:
Nancy Skobel

Title IX Team Member:
Doug Hoover


Shuana Balog

Becky Barnhart

Kimberly Luckasevic

Jamie Mesar

Gloria Minutello