Allegations of sexual discrimination within the athletics department are under investigation by the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance at MTSU, The Daily News Journal confirmed Wednesday.
According to an email sent to athletics department personnel Nov. 6 and obtained Wednesday by The DNJ, Title IX officer Marian Wilson said the Institutional Equity and Compliance Office began investigating the department after claims of sexual discrimination. Title IX is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity.
“As you may have heard, our office recently learned of allegations of sex discrimination within the athletics department,” Wilson said in the email. “Please be assured that we take the allegations seriously and are in the process of conducting a thorough investigation.”
MTSU Athletics Director Chris Massaro confirmed an investigation is ongoing but could not elaborate further.