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Title IX

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.”

Title IX is part of Education Amendments of 1972 to the 1964 Civil Rights Act and is enforced by the U.S. Department of Education. This federal law prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities which receive federal financial assistance. The purpose of Title IX is to help foster safe and respectful environments that better protect students, faculty, and staff from incidents of sex-based discrimination including Non-Title IX & Title IX sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.

Role of the Title IX Coordinator

The Director of Title IX and Equal Opportunity (“Director”) is the Title IX Coordinator. The Director is charged with coordinating CNU’s compliance with federal civil rights laws; overseeing the intake, investigation, resolution, and implementation of supportive measures to stop, remedy, and prevent Prohibited Conduct in accordance with this policy; and ensuring appropriate education and training. The Director may delegate responsibilities under this policy to Deputy Title IX Coordinators and other appropriate trained administrators.

The Director acts with independence and authority free from bias and conflicts of interest. The members of the Director’s Office are trained to ensure they are not biased for or against any party in a specific case, or for or against Complainants and/or Respondents. The members of the Director’s Office do not serve as advocates for either the Complainant or the Respondent.

Allegations of Prohibited Conduct against the Director should be made to the President.

CNU's Title IX Coordinator and contact information is:

Katie Wellbrock
Interim Title IX Coordinator 
100 Christopher Newport Hall
(757) 594-8819 (Office)

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