Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in the university's programs and activities.  Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, and retaliation are forms of discrimination prohibited by Title IX. 

"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 U.S.C. 1681

TITLE IX COORDINATOR

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. Kathleen Roberts, Senior Advisor to the President for Inclusive Excellence 

Administrative Center, Room 834
Highland Heights, KY  41076
Phone - 859-572-6630
Email - robertsk10@nku.edu

Title IX Policy and Procedures

Sexual Misconduct Policy

STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

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.

DEPUTY TITLE IX COORDINATORS

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:

INCIDENTS INVOLVING STUDENTS

Ann James, Sr. Associate 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 - jamesa3@nku.edu

INCIDENTS INVOLVING STUDENT-ATHLETES

Kathleen Roberts, Senior Advisor the President for Inclusive Excellence & Title IX CoordinatorOffice of

Office of Inclusive Excellence
Lucas Administration Center (AC), room 834
Highland Heights, KY 41076
Phone - 859-572-6981
Email - robertsk10@nku.edu

INCIDENTS INVOLVING FACULTY & STAFF

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.