Title IX

Title IX

Welcome to the Title IX webpage, a resource on sexual misconduct for students, faculty, staff, and visitors who are part of the Saint Augustine’s University Community. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states: “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”. Saint Augustine’s University is committed to providing a learning, working and living environment that promotes personal integrity, civility and mutual respect in an environment free of sexual misconduct and discrimination. Sexual discrimination violates an individual’s fundamental rights and personal dignity. Saint Augustine’s University considers sexual discrimination in all its forms to be a serious offense. This resource refers to all forms of sexual discrimination, including: sexual harassment, sexual assault, and sexual violence by employees, students, or third parties. (Title 20 U.S.C. Sections 1681-1688)

Saint Augustine’s University prohibits any and all discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation including gender identity, marital status, civil union status, age, physical or mental disability, military status, or unfavorable discharge from military service in regard to the administration of educational programs, admission of students, employment actions, athletics or other sponsored activities.

The University also complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination (including sexual harassment, sexual misconduct and sexual violence) based on sex in the University's educational programs and activities. Title IX also prohibits retaliation for asserting such claims of discrimination. The University has designated Title IX Coordinators, listed on the Title IX webpage, in handbooks, and on the Office of Human Resources website to coordinate the University’s compliance with and response to inquiries concerning Title IX. A person may also file a written complaint with the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights regarding an alleged violation of Title IX by visiting www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.html or by calling 1-800-421-3481.For information or for filing complaints regarding Title IX compliance and complaint procedures, contact the University's Title IX Coordinators:

Kenya Todd Moore,
Title IX Administrator (Students)

Lottie Ferrell,
Human Resorces, Title IX Deputy Coordinator (Staff)

Dr. Orlando Hankins,
Assistant Provost, Title IX Deputy Coordinator (Faculty)
Phone: 919-516-4860
Email: oehankins@st-aug.edu

Dr. Kristene Kelly,
Associate Athletic Director, Title IX Deputy Coordinator (Athletics)
Email: kmkelley@st-aug.edu

Any individual who believes he/she has been discriminated against in violation of the University’s Non-Discrimination and Non-Harassment Policy, including sexual harassment or gender discrimination, or who has witnessed discrimination against another, may file a complaint or obtain information and assistance regarding the University's policies and responsive processes from any of the following individuals:

1. Student-athletes with inquiries concerning the application of Title IX to programs and activities may contact the one of the Title IX Coordinators.

2. Faculty, staff, and students who have inquiries regarding allegations of discrimination or grievances concerning the application of Title IX may contact either of the Title IX Coordinators, or any Office of Human Resources representative.

3. Individuals with inquiries concerning the application of Title IX may also contact: The Office for Civil Rights, Chicago Office, U. S. Department of Education, 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, Telephone: (312) 730-1560, Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.