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:
“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:
Associate Dean of Students, College of Arts and Sciences: (503) 768-7186
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Law School: (503) 768-6634
Associate Dean of the Graduate School: (503) 768-6003
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.
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.
See also the College’s Sexual Harassment policy applicable to employees (faculty and staff).
And see also the College’s Discrimination and Harassment Policy.