East Tennessee State University

After receiving a letter from Tennessee state Rep. John Ragan, R-Oak Ridge, regarding concerns about universities’ literature regarding Title IX protections, ETSU responded that their literature is in compliance with all court rulings and went on to reaffirm the university’s commitment to ensuring equal treatment of LGBTQIA+ individuals.

For over a year now, there has been a dispute on whether LGBTQIA+ identities should fall under the protection of Title IX at higher education institutions. In 2021, the U.S. Department of Education sent a letter to colleges and universities across the country, telling them that they were required to extend Title IX protections to LGBTQIA+ students.

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