What is Title IX?
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states that "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 also prohibits sexual harassment, which includes acts of sexual misconduct or violence, as a form of sex discrimination. Queens University of Charlotte is firmly committed to providing an environment for learning, working and living that promotes equal opportunity, inclusion and nondiscrimination. Further, Queens is committed to protecting students, faculty, staff and visitors from any form of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, misconduct or violence. As a recipient of federal funding, Queens is required by Title IX regulations to operate in a non-discriminatory manner.
What Does Title IX Cover?
The following programs and activities are protected under Title IX:
- Recruitment and admissions
- Financial aid and scholarships
- Academic programs
- Hiring and retention of employees
- Benefits and leaves
Title IX also protects members of the Queens community against sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence, sexual assault, unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal or physical misconduct of a sexual nature.
Title IX Coordinator
In accordance with federal regulations, Queens has designated a lead Title IX Coordinator and a Deputy Title IX coordinator who are responsible for implementation and administration of Queens' Title IX compliance efforts. The role of Lead Title IX Coordinator is to oversee all Title IX complaints, including sex discrimination, sexual harassment, assault, violence or misconduct. Further, the Title IX Coordinator's role is to continually identify and address patterns or systemic issues which become evident through the review of complaints, concerns or inquiries. Complaints, concerns or inquiries related to Title IX or its application at Queens should be directed to either of the Title IX Coordinators listed on the right. At the federal level, inquiries regarding application of Title IX may be referred to the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR). The OCR ensures that institutions receiving federal funding comply with Title IX regulations.
When Should I Contact Queens' Title IX Coordinator?
Any time a student, faculty or staff member or applicant for admission or employment feels they have been subjected to sex discrimination or sexual misconduct, assault or violence, they are strongly encouraged to seek the assistance of either of Queens' Title IX Coordinators. It is important to note that federal and state laws prohibit retaliation against any individual who files a complaint in good faith or participates in an investigation involving alleged Title IX violations.
What Other Title IX Resources are Available?
If you feel you have been discriminated against or subjected to sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, assault or violence, you are strongly encouraged to tell someone. The following resources are available to assist you:
- Lead Title IX Coordinator - 704.337.2485
- Deputy Title IX Coordinator - 704.337.2297
- Dean of Students - 704.337.2227
- Residence Life - 704.337.2464
- Student Health & Wellness Center1 - 704.337.2220
- Athletics Compliance - 704.688.2818
- Campus Safety & Security2 - 704.337.2911
- Office of the Chaplain1 - 704.337.2304
- Campus Conduct Hotline1,2 - 866.943.5787
1 = Confidential Resource
2 = 24-hours/7 days a week