Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. It reads:
"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 Educational Amendment of 1972
Title IX Coordinator:
The University has designated Carlin Conway as Title IX Coordinator. You may contact Mr. Conway with questions regarding Title IX or University policy.
Carlin C. Conway, J.D.
Director, Office of Institutional Equity
Jones Bldg., Room 416
Richmond, KY 40475
Phone: (859) 622-5051
Title IX Prohibited Conduct
Policy1.4.1POL includes two categories of prohibited behavior: Sexual Harassment Under Title IX and Sexual Misconduct.
Sexual Harassment Under Title IX is conduct on the basis of sex that occurs in the University’s education program or education activity and satisfies one of the following conditions:
- An employee of the University conditioning the provision of an aid, benefit, or service of the recipient on an individual’s participation in unwelcome sexual conduct. This type of sexual harassment is also referred to as Quid Pro Quo.;
- Unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the University’s education program or activity. This type of sexual harassment is also referred to as Hostile Environment.; or
- “Sexual assault” as defined in 20 U.S.C. 1092(f)(6)(A)(v), “dating violence” as defined in 34 U.S.C. 12291(a) (10), “domestic violence” as defined in 34 U.S.C. 12291(a)(8), or “stalking” as defined in 34 U.S.C. 12291(a) (30).
Sexual Misconduct is the following conduct regardless of where it occurs provided one or both of the parties is a member of the University Community:
- Sexual Assault
- Dating Violence
- Domestic Violence
- Sexual Exploitation
Individuals may be charged with violating Policy1.4.1POL for either category of prohibited behavior.