The university has designated the following individual to coordinate compliance with Title IX and handle inquiries regarding the university's policies that prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex:

Dr. Ande Durojaiye, Interim Title IX Director

University Center, Room 415D
Highland Heights, KY  41076
Phone - 859-572-5379
Email - durojaiyea1@nku.edu

Title IX Policy and Procedures

Sexual Misconduct Policy


Northern Kentucky University does not discriminate based on origin, race, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, religion, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, genetic information, pregnancy, and Uniform Services or veteran status in its educational programs and activities, employment, daily operations and  admissions policies, in accordance with all applicable federal, state local laws and university policies.  No retaliation shall be initiated against any person who makes a good faith report of violation.  

Who is Covered by Title IX?

Educational institutions that receive federal financial assistance are covered by Title IX. If only one of the institution's programs or activities receives federal funding, all of the programs within the institution must comply with Title IX regulations. In compliance with Title IX, Northern Kentucky University prohibits discrimination in employment as well as in all programs and activities on the basis of sex.

Title IX protections also apply to pregnant and parenting students.  If you are pregnant and need support or have questions about how to continue your education here at NKU, please contact the Title IX Coordinator to discuss your options.


Reports of possible Title IX violations may be made to the Title IX Coordinator or to one of the Deputy Title IX Coordinators identified below:


Bob Alston,  Assistant Dean and Director of the Office of Student Conduct, Rights and Advocacy

Office of Student Conduct, Rights and Advocacy
Student Union, room 301
Highland Heights, KY 41076
Phone - 859-572-5147
Email - alstonr1@nku.edu


Debbie Kirch, Associate Athletic Director for Compliance & SWA

Intercollegiate Athletics
BB&T Arena, room 133L
Highland Heights, KY 41076
Phone - 859-572-5140
Email - kirchd1@nku.edu


Rachel Green, Director of Employee Relations & EEO

Office of Human Resources
Lucas Administrative Building, room 717
Highland Heights, KY  41076
Phone - 859-572-7600
Email - greenr5@nku.edu

Failure to Comply with Title IX

The penalty for failure to comply with Title IX in the most extreme circumstances can include the termination of all or part of an institution's federal funding. This includes grants, subsidies, and other program funds from the federal government. In addition to the loss of federal funds, universities may be sued by those seeking redress for violations of Title IX. It is essential that institutions receiving federal financial assistances operate in a nondiscriminatory manner. To ensure the University's compliance with the law, adherence to Title IX regulations is everyone's responsibility.

Who Enforces Title IX?

The United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is in charge of enforcing Title IX. Information regarding OCR can be found at the Office for Civil Rights website.