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Role of the Title IX Officer

The Title IX Officer assumes compliance oversight for the listed areas:

Leadership

  • Assumes leadership and direction of the University compliance efforts and education of the campus community regarding Title IX rights and responsibilities, and University non-discrimination policies, including the processes for reporting for purposes of resolution;
  • Leads and monitors the University’s overall implementation of federal and state civil rights compliance;
  • Maintains current knowledge of emerging regulatory trends and requirements, federal and state laws, and applicable University policies related to Title IX, and other federal and state civil rights statutes;

Monitor

  • Monitors and implements Title IX compliance, in accordance with statutory and regulatory requirements, federal and state laws, and applicable University policies;
  • Monitors and implements compliance with other federal and state civil rights statutes;

Program Review

  • Reviews education/training programs and data/records pertaining to sexual misconduct reports, investigations, and policy violation determinations;
  • Incorporates input from community partners to assess effectiveness of campus efforts to prevent sexual misconduct and discrimination;
  • Recommends changes, as appropriate, to senior administrators;

Train, Development, and Implement

  • Develops, implements, and coordinates training for the campus community, including but not limited to: students, faculty, and staff; Responsible University Employees (RUE); informal resolution facilitators, investigators, and hearing officers, appellate hearing officers of resolution processes;

Report and Resolution

  • Manages the reporting and resolution processes of sexual misconduct allegations, including the Informal Resolution and Investigation/Adjudication processes;
  • Ensure prompt, fair, impartial, and free from conflict of interest and bias;

Collaborate

  • Collaborates with campus departments and local community agencies including, but not limited to: University Health Center, Counseling Center, Office of Student Conduct, Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life, Department of Resident Life, University Human Resources, and Office of Faculty Affairs to oversee reports and education of sexual misconduct and discrimination;
  • Collaborates with Undergraduate Student, Graduate Student, Staff, and Faculty Ombuds Officers and the University Equity Officers in monitoring emerging cases and assisting complainants; and
  • Consults and collaborates with the Office of General Counsel on specific legal issues and current regulatory activities and developments.