Southeast Missouri State University

Title IX Compliance at Southeast Missouri State University

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. It reads: “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 of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX).

Sex discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual assault.

While it is often thought of as a law that applies to athletics programs, Title IX is much broader than athletics and applies to many programs at Southeast Missouri State University. While compliance with laws is everyone’s responsibility at Southeast, listed below are the staff members who have primary responsibility for Title IX compliance.

Title IX Coordinator

Assistant to the President for Equity & Diversity Issues
Academic 012, MS3375
(573) 651-2524
equityissues@semo.edu

Duties and responsibilities include monitoring and oversight of overall implementation of Title IX compliance at the University, including coordination of training, education, communications, and administration of grievance procedures for faculty, staff, students and other members of the University community.

Title IX Deputy Coordinators

For complaints against students:

Randy Carter
Assistant Dean of Students
UC422, MS1500
(573) 651-2264
lrcarter@semo.edu

If you have a complaint against a Southeast student for sexual harassment, sex discrimination, or sexual assault, you should contact the Office of Student Conduct. The Assistant Dean of Students is responsible for Title IX compliance in matters involving students, including training, education, communication, investigation, and administration of the grievance procedure for all complaints against Southeast students.

For complaints against faculty, staff and visitors:

Assistant to the President for Equity and Diversity Issues
Office of Equity and Diversity Issues
Academic 012
(573) 651-2524

If you have a complaint against a Southeast faculty or staff member or visitor for sexual harassment, sex discrimination, or sexual assault, you should contact the Assistant to the President for Equity and Diversity. The Assistant to the President for Equity and Diversity is responsible for Title IX compliance in matters involving faculty and staff, including training, education, communication, investigation, and administration of the grievance procedure for all complaints against faculty, staff, visitors, including complaints filed by students.

For Students and Employees in Athletics:

Cindy Gannon
Senior Associate Director of Athletics/Senior Woman Administrator
1221 Broadway, MS0200
(573) 651-2997
cmgannon@semo.edu

If you have a complaint against a Southeast student, coach, or administrator for sexual harassment, sex discrimination, or sexual assault, you may contact one of the offices above or contact the Associate Director of Athletics/Senior Woman Administrator, who will facilitate the handling of the complaint with the appropriate office.

Gender Equity in Athletics:

If you have a complaint about gender equity in Southeast athletics programs, you should contact the Associate Director of Athletics/Senior Woman Administrator, who is responsible for Title IX compliance in matters related to gender equity in Southeast athletics programs.

Additional Resources:

Sexual Assault
To file a complaint of sexual assault, you may contact on the offices above, depending on who the complaint is against (faculty/staff, visitor or student) and you may contact

Department of Public Safety (On-campus Reporting)
1401 N Sprigg St
(573) 651-2215
dps@semo.edu

Cape Girardeau Police Department  (Off-campus Reporting)
40 S Sprigg St
911 or (573) 335-6621.
police@cityofcapegirardeau.org

Links:
Notice of Nondiscrimination
Office of Student Conduct
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Sexual Assault Policy

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