The Title IX Coordinator monitors and evaluates campus efforts to meet requirements of the 1972 federal legislation which prohibits all forms of sex discrimination in educational institutions that receive federal funding. Beyond meeting the requirements for resolving sex discrimination and sexual harassment issues, the Coordinator helps to create and maintain a University campus community committed to positive values of equal opportunity and free from all forms of harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation.
Title IX Coordinator
- advises the President, Provost, and Vice Presidents on cases concerning faculty or staff charged with sexual harassment.
- is the University's EEO Officer for the resolution and investigation of sexual harassment or discrimination complaints against faculty and staff with regard to the Diversity Awareness Policy.
- may assist Student Judicial Affairs in the resolution and investigation of sex discrimination and sexual harassment complaints against students in accordance with the McNeese State University Student Handbook. Note: Investigation of allegations of student-on-student assault and rape is the responsibility of Student Judicial Affairs and University Police.
- may, when appropriate, initiate action, including investigation, when the University is on notice of facts that indicate the University needs to take steps to ensure that the campus maintains a non-discriminatory environment.
- works with the Academic Deans, Administrators, and Supervisors on matters related to gender discrimination.