Title IX

Morehouse School of Medicine (“MSM” or “School”) does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its employment decisions, education programs and education activities as required under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and in its implementing regulations, and in part under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as well as any other applicable federal and state laws or local ordinances. This policy covers all employment and admissions decisions affecting any member of the "MSM Community" (as defined below) as they related to conduct prohibited under this policy, including sex/gender discrimination, as well as all types of sexual misconduct, including, but not limited to, sexual harassment and sexual violence.

MSM also prohibits retaliation against members of the MSM Community (as defined below) who raise concerns about or report incidents of sex discrimination and sexual harassment. Any individual found to have violated this Policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination for employees, expulsion for students, and non-renewal for resident physicians. Certain behavior also violates MSM’s policy even when it does not constitute a violation of law.

Quick Facts

  • What is Title IX of the Educations Amendments of 1972?

    Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 was the first comprehensive federal law to prohibit sex discrimination against students and employees of educational institutions. Title IX states, in part:

    No person shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance...

    The policy of Georgia State University is to implement affirmative action and equal opportunity for all employees, students and applicants for employment or admission without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, veteran status or disability.

  • Under Title IX who is protected from Sexual Harassment?

    Title IX prohibits sex discrimination. Sexual harassment is a form of prohibited sex discrimination. Title IX protects students from sexual harassment in educational programs or activities operated by recipients of federal funding.

  • Who are the Title IX Coordinators at Morehouse School of Medicine?

    Marla Thompson
    Title IX Coordinator
    Morehouse School of Medicine
    720 Westview Drive SW
    Harris Building
    Atlanta, GA 30310
    Tel: (404) 752-1871
    Fax: (404) 752-1639
    Email: mthompson@msm.edu

    Valerie Walton
    Deputy Title IX Coordinator
    Morehouse School of Medicine
    720 Westview Drive SW
    Harris Building
    Atlanta, GA 30310
    Tel: (404) 752-1606
    Fax: (404) 752-1639
    Email: vjwalton@msm.edu