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Title IX

We Stand For Title IX

ssa-imageNo 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……”


Title IX Contacts:
Title IX Coordinator, Dean Dyan Lester, Dellinger Hall – DE 225 , (276)964-7677
Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, Tazewell Hall – T 341, (276)964-7389


What is Title IX?

Our Mission

Southwest Virginia Community College is committed to building and maintaining a diverse community to reflect human diversity and improve opportunities for all. We celebrate individual differences and diversity. SWCC does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admission.

Each student and employee at SWCC has the right to engage in an educational/working experience free from discrimination, harassment, exclusion, and retaliation.

The Law

Title IX is a landmark civil rights law. Enacted by Congress, Title IX seeks to reduce or eliminate barriers to educational opportunity caused by sex discrimination in institutions that receive federal funding. When Title IX is mentioned, most people think it only relates to women and athletics but it impacts every level of the educational experience by insuring equal education opportunities to all.  Title IX prohibits sexual harassment, sexual violence, and other forms of sex discrimination.

The spirit of Title IX is to change attitudes, assumptions, behaviors, stereotypes, and misconceptions of the campus community to allow students and employees to work and learn in a positive, safe environment.