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Title IX

Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that received federal funding.


Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment, rape, and sexual assault. A college or university that receive federal financial funds may be held legally responsible when it knows about and ignores sexual harassment or assault in its programs or activities. The school can be held responsible in court whether the harassment is committed by a faculty member, staff, or a student.


SIPI's Interim Title IX Coordinator is Cecelia Cometsevah, Ph.D., LMHC. Dr. Cometsevah oversees all complaints of sex discrimination and is responsible for identifying and addressing problems arising during the review of such complaints.


Questions and concerns may be directed to the following:


Dr. Cecelia Cometsevah, LMHC 
SIPI Interim Title IX Coordinator
Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute
9169 Coors Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120

 [email protected] 


The U.S. Department of Education' Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is the division of the federal government charged with enforcing compliance with Title IX. Information regarding OCR can be found here.