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Title IX

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What is Title IX?

Title IX is a federal civil rights law that proclaims 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 is inclusive of sexual misconduct and gender bias.

Who do I contact if I have questions regarding Title IX or want to report a suspected violation?

Kedrick A. Nicholas, M.S.
Dean of Students & Title IX Officer
(337) 475-5610
knicholas@mcneese.edu

Download the: Discrimination Complaint Form

Title IX investigations may have a formal or informal resolution.  The Title IX Officer will be able to provide more insight.

What is the role of the Title IX Officer?

The University’s Title IX Officer:

  • has the primary responsibility for coordinating efforts related to the intake, investigation, resolution, and implementation of supportive measures to stop, remediate, and prevent discrimination, harassment, and retaliation prohibited under Title IX policy.
  • advises the senior-level administration on cases concerning faculty or staff charged with sexual harassment.
  • is the University’s administrator for the resolution and investigation of sexual harassment or discrimination complaints against faculty and staff regarding the Diversity Awareness Policy.
  • may assist in the resolution and investigation of sex discrimination and sexual harassment complaints against students in accordance with the McNeese State University Student Handbook.
  • 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.

How are McNeese employees associated with Title IX cases trained?

McNeese maintains a “super” membership with the Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA).  Membership includes access to certification trainings completed by the Title IX Officer and other designated employees.  Trained employees use the knowledge gained from certification courses to train additional employees. 

ATIXA Website: https://atixa.org/

For more information regarding training for employees, or to request to view training materials, contact the Title IX Officer for assistance.

What University policies apply to Title IX regulations?

Kedrick A. Nicholas, M.S.

Dean of Students & Title IX Officer
(337) 475-5610
knicholas@mcneese.edu