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Title IX Compliance

What is Title IX?

Title IX refers to Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972, which amended the Civil rights Act of 1964, and provides:

Lewis & Clark’s Sexual Misconduct Policy

“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***”.  20 USC 1681.

Title IX prohibits colleges such as Lewis & Clark from discrimination on the basis of sex in the provision of its educational and co-curricular programs.  Title IX has received most attention in its application to  college and high school athletics.  However, it applies to all programs and services at federally funded colleges, with few exceptions.

Who are Lewis & Clark’s Title IX Coordinators, and what do they do?

The College’s Title IX Coordinator is the Vice President and Provost.  The Title IX Coordinator has responsibility for overseeing all Title IX compliance, including complaints of sexual misconduct.  All instances of Sexual Misconduct should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator or a Deputy Coordinator.

Vice President and Provost: (503) 768-7200

Deputy Title IX Coordinators:

Cathy Busha, CAS Title IX Deputy Coordinator, College of Arts and Sciences: (503) 768-7743

Libby Davis, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Law School: (503) 768-6610

Janet Bixby, Associate Dean of the Graduate School: (503) 768-6003

Isaac Dixon, Associate Vice President, Human Resources: (503) 768-6239

Complaints involving students should be reported to the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for the school where the survivor attends.  Complaints involving faculty or staff should be reported to the Associate Vice President for Human Resources.

A Title IX Coordinator will review the Sexual Misconduct Reporting Options available, such as those outlined below:
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What should I do if I think I have been discriminated against on the basis of my gender, or subjected to sexual misconduct?

You should bring your situation to the attention of the Title IX Coordinator or a Deputy Coordinator.  Also, there are a number of other resources set forth in the College’s Sexual Misconduct Policy, found in Lewis & Clark’s College Policies. 

And see also the college’s Discrimination and Harassment Policy.

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