Title IX

Title IX

Title IX - Education Amendments of 1972

Hazleton Title IX Resources:

What is Title IX?

Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity.

Unlawful discriminatory practices under Title IX

It is unlawful for a recipient of federal funds to discriminate on the basis of sex against students, faculty and staff. Areas of coverage include but are not limited to:

  • Educational programs or activities, athletics, vocational and vocational rehabilitation programs, recreation, physical education, student treatment and services, academic counseling and guidance, discipline, classroom assignment, grading
  • Admission and recruitment, financial aid, housing
  • Medical services, including counseling.

 Title IX applied to athletics

  • Requires that female athletes receive equal opportunity in sports participation
  • Requires that female athletes receive athletic scholarship dollars proportional to their participation
  • Requires equal treatment in the provision of equipment and supplies, scheduling of games and practice times, travel and daily allowance, access to tutoring, coaching, locker rooms, practice and competitive facilities, medical and training facilities and services, publicity and promotions, recruitment of student athletes, and support services.

Questions or concerns

Members of the Penn State Hazleton community who believe that Title IX has been violated should discuss their concerns and/or file a complaint with the campus' Title IX Resource Person.

Tracy Garnick 
Director of Student Services & Engagement
Butler Teaching & Learning Resource Center, Suite 105
Penn State Hazleton
Hazleton, PA 18202


Title IX violations can also be discussed with the University's Title IX coordinator:

Danny Shaha
Title IX Coordinator
222 Boucke Building
University Park, PA 16802

Submit an online report

Office of Sexual Misconduct Prevention & Response

Penn State is committed to fostering an environment free from sexual or gender-based harassment or misconduct. The Office of Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response ensures compliance with Title IX, a federal law that prohibits discrimination based on the sex or gender of employees and students. Behaviors including sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking, as well as retaliation for reporting any of these acts violate Title IX and are not tolerated. The University is also committed to providing support to those who may have been impacted by incidents of sexual or gender-based harassment or misconduct and may provide various resources and support services to individuals who have experienced one of these incidents. The Office Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response provides information on what to do if you or someone you know may have been impacted by any of these behaviors.

Submit an online report

Prohibition against retaliation

University policy and state and federal law prohibits retaliation against anyone who files a complaint and/or participates in an investigation involving alleged Title IX violations. Retaliation constitutes a separate violation and may result in a sanction independent of the outcome of a complaint.

To file a complaint outside of the University, contact:

Office for Civil Rights, Philadelphia Office
Wanamaker Building
100 Penn Square East, Suite 515
Philadelphia, PA 19107-3323