Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972
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 was passed by the U.S. Congress on June 23, 1972, and signed by President Richard M. Nixon on July 1, 1972. It is a civil rights law prohibiting discrimination in education programs and activities receiving federal funds. It was the first comprehensive federal law to prohibit sex discrimination against students and employees in these institutions.
Title IX Coordinator
Mrs. Lisa Herndon
Duties of Title IX Coordinator
Oklahoma Christian University's Title IX Coordinator will be informed of all reports of sexual misconduct, and will oversee the University’s review, investigation and resolution of those reports to ensure the University’s compliance with Title IX, and other related laws, and the effective implementation of this policy. The Title IX Coordinator will have adequate training on what constitutes sexual harassment, including sexual violence.
For more information, see OC’s Sexual Misconduct Policy.
Title IX Coordinator Training Resources
Our Title IX Coordinator regularly undergoes training to stay updated on Title IX policies. Here are the training materials used to train our Title IX Coordinators, Investigators and decision-makers.
As of Friday, August 14, 2020, 34 C.F.R. § 106.45(b)(10)(i)(D) requires an institution to make materials used to train Title IX Coordinators, investigators, decision-makers, and any person who facilitates an informal resolution process publicly available on its website. We have included a link to the training materials from the Title IX/VAWA Investigator Training on October 7, 2020 below. You can include this link on your institution’s website to meet this requirement. Anyone who clicks the link will be taken to a landing page where they will be asked to provide their name and email and to agree to an acknowledgement regarding the purpose of access to the materials. They will then be able to access the training materials.
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Confidential Support Services
University Counseling Center
Spiritual Life Coordinator
Dean of Spiritual Life