Title IX


Title IX is a landmark federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination in education programs and activities:

“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.”


Graduate students, staff, & faculty see Sexual Harassment in Educational Programs or Activities (St. Jude Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Policy #80.90.009), on this page

All other educational program participants, staff, & employees see Sexual Harassment in Educational Programs or Activities (St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Policy #10.04.020)


St. Jude is committed to providing a learning and working environment that promotes personal integrity, civility, and mutual respect and is free of discrimination on the basis of sex. If you experience sexual misconduct, you are encouraged to report it but you are not obligated to do so. You have the option to report sexual misconduct to on-campus authorities, off-campus authorities, both or no one. With on-campus reporting, our primary goal is to help you navigate any processes you choose to pursue and provide you with support customized to meet your needs. Anyone in immediate danger should always call 911 first.

Reporting Sexual Misconduct & Other Compliance Concerns

On Campus Resources:

Off Campus Resources:

  • Memphis Police Department, 911
  • Confidential Support Options:
    • Memphis Crisis Center, 901-222-4350 (24-Hour Sexual Assault Hotline)
    • RAINN (24-Hour Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), 800-656-4673,  (online hotline)
    • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
    • National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673

Title IX Process

Title IX FAQs


  • A Complainant is an individual believed to have experienced conduct prohibited under the St. Jude Title IX Policy #10.04.020 or St. Jude Graduate School’s Title IX Policy #80.90.009.
  • A Respondent is the person accused of the prohibited conduct.
  • A Formal Complaint is the document signed by the Complainant submitted to the Title IX Coordinator that contains details of the prohibited conduct and requesting initiation of the St. Jude resolution process.