“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 (20 U.S.C. § 1681) is an all-encompassing federal law that prohibits discrimination based on the gender of students and employees of educational institutions which receive federal financial assistance.
Title IX Coordinator Responsibilities and Duties
Pursuant to Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and 34 C.F.R. Part 106, Ursinus College’s Title IX Coordinator is the designated agent of the College with primary responsibility for coordinating University Title IX compliance efforts. The Title IX coordinator’s responsibilities are critical to the development, implementation, and monitoring of meaningful efforts to comply with Title IX legislation, regulation, and case law.
Duties and responsibilities related to the Coordination of the College’s Title IX compliance efforts include, but are not limited to:
1) Notification and Education
- prepare and disseminate educational materials that inform members of the campus community of Title IX rights and responsibilities.
- coordinate in-service training to all employees concerning Title IX policy.
2) Consultation, Investigation, and Disposition
- receive and process, in a timely manner, inquiries from students, faculty, staff, and administrators regarding rights and responsibilities concerning harassing behavior or other discriminatory behavior in violation of Title IX.
- if not appropriate for investigation, refer inquiries to other resources (e.g. Academic Affairs, Human Resources).
- investigate alleged discrimination and/or harassment.
- notify complainants of his or her right to pursue remedies outside of the College grievance process.
- monitor compliance of all requirements and time-lines specified in the complaint/grievance procedures.
3) Institutional Monitoring and Compliance Assurance
- train staff responsible for implementing grievance procedures
- organize and maintain grievance files, disposition reports, and other compiled records regarding complaints of sexual harassment and other discriminatory practices, including annual descriptive reports of number and nature of filed complaints and disposition of complaints.
- remain knowledgeable of current state and federal law and regulations and trends in the field of education related to harassment and other discriminatory practices that violate Title IX.