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Examining Title IX on South Dakota college campuses

This video is from SDPB's news program, South Dakota Focus.

Each month, SDPB shines a spotlight on a specific topic. This month, we examine Title IX. It's fifty years old this summer. The federal law prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in schools that receive federal funding.

We often hear about Title IX in the context of sports. But on university campuses, the Title IX office manages complaints related to sexual harassment and sexual assault.

Michelle Johnson has been South Dakota State University Title IX coordinator for eight years. Over that time, she's seen the rise of dating apps and adjusted federal guidelines.