Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in any federally funded education program or activity.  The Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) issues regulations on Title IX.  These regulations require every educational institution to have a Title IX Coordinator to oversee compliance.  They also require the institution to take steps to prevent the creation of a hostile environment due to sexual harassment or assault.

Responsible Employees

Under Title IX, anyone with supervisory responsibility is considered a responsible employee who must report sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator.  Responsible employees include faculty, administrators (deans), coaches, residence hall directors and RLAs, campus safety officers, human resources personnel, and any staff who supervise students or employees.

Confidential Sources

Confidential sources who are not required to report misconduct are counselors, health care providers, ministers, sexual assault crisis centers, campus advocate and our designated faculty/staff confidential resources. Anyone who has experienced sexual assault is encouraged to speak with one of these sources as soon as possible.

Title IX Coordinator

Kim Jones
Title IX Coordinator
Memorial Hall 109

Kim addresses issues related to sexual misconduct, sexual assault, relationship and interpersonal violence, sex- and gender-based discrimination or harassment, and gender equity. Kim works with all parties involved in the complaint process to ensure a fair, equitable, and timely response. She is available as a private resource to anyone in the Lawrence community.

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