Role of Title IX Coordinator

Role of Title IX Coordinator

The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for overseeing all Title IX incidents reported to the University, including but not limited to identifying and addressing any gender-based misconduct, discrimination, and/or harassment. 

The Title IX Coordinator’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: 

• Investigation or oversight of investigations of allegations related to Title IX. 
• Coordination and oversight of educational programs, including mandatory training for new students and employees and awareness campaigns for current students and employees. 
• Coordination and oversight of training for anyone involved in responding to, investigating, or adjudicating sexual misconduct, discrimination, and/or harassment. 
• Coordination and oversight of training for employees related to their responsibility when they become aware of sexual misconduct, discrimination, and/or harassment. 
• Coordination and oversight of annual training for investigators, decision-makers, hearing officers, and hearing committee members on the issues related to sexual misconduct, discrimination, and/or harassment and on how to conduct an investigation and hearing process. 
• Attendance at appropriate training throughout the year on topics related to responding to or investigating allegations of sexual misconduct, discrimination, and harassment.
• Designation of deputies and investigators (designees) to assist in carrying out any of the responsibilities related to implementing the University’s Sexual Misconduct, Harassment, and Discrimination Policy. 


Complainant’s and Respondents Rights:

  • To be treated with respect by all University officials.

  • To an investigation and appropriate resolution of all reports of discrimination and/or harassment made in good faith to the appropriate University official(s).

  • To receive notification and updates throughout the investigation and adjudication process, including final outcomes.

  • To take advantage of campus support resources (such as the University Health and counseling Services and Health Services in the Student Health Center).

  • T experience a safe living, educational, and work environment.

  • To have a support person of their choosing during meetings with investigators and proceeding during the adjudication process. The support person cannot be someone who may be called as a witness. The support person’s role is one of support for the student. The support person does not speak or act on behalf of the student.

  • To decline to participate in informal resolution as the means for resolving a matter.

  • To receive amnesty for minor student misconduct (such as alcohol or drug violations) that is secondary to the incident.

  • To be free from retaliation for complaints made, or otherwise participating  in an investigation, in good faith.

  • To have complaints heard in substantial accordance with the procedures outlined in the Student Code of Conduct.

  • To full participation in the process, including the opportunity to provide evidence, suggest witnesses and respond to fact-finding included in the investigation report.

  • To be informed of the outcome/resolution of the complaint. All charges and adjudication of intimate partner violence (dating/domestic violence), sexual assault or stalking, will be in writing.

  • For residential students, the ability to request housing and living alternatives, if appropriate.

  • A “no contact order,” if appropriate. A no contact order is an order from a University Official to have no contact with a particular person or persons.