What is Title IX?
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. It reads:
"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."
--Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX)
Title IX Coordinator:
John W. Dixon, J.D.
Director, Office of Equity and Inclusion
Jones Bldg., Room 416
Richmond, KY 40475
Phone: (859) 622-8221
Deputy Title IX Coordinators:
Assistant Professor, Health Promotion and Administration
Begley Bldg., Room 424
Richmond, KY 40475
Phone: (859) 622-2129
Who is Covered by Title IX?
Title IX covers all educational institutions that receive federal financial assistance, including high schools and universities. Eastern Kentucky University, in compliance with Title IX, prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all of its programs and/or activities.
Who Enforces Title IX?
The Department of Education is charged with enforcing Title IX. The Department of Education created the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) to monitor schools' compliance with Title IX and its regulation. Schools found in violation by OCR can face a range of penalties including loss of federal financial aid.
What Training is Required?
Eastern Kentucky University requires training for the following groups of individuals:
Employees (faculty, staff, and student workers): Trainings provided through Work Place Answers (must be completed every 2 years).
First Year Students: Online Title IX training and bystander intervention/prevention training.
Returning Students: Online refresher training to be completed prior to registration (expected implementation of Fall 2017).
Residence Hall Coordinators: Yearly Title IX training.
Resident Assistants and Desk Workers: Yearly Title IX training.
Optional Training: Trainings can be requested from the Title IX Coordinator, the Office of Equity and Inclusion, Greendot, and HEAT. Sessions can be tailored to your specific needs.