"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 Implementing Regulations (20 U.S.C. § 1681 & 34 CFR 106)

Be advised that sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of discrimination and is illegal. Lander’s Sex/Gender-Based Misconduct Policy is reflective of such standards and is intended to provide avenues of recourse for those impacted, as well as ensure a fair and unbiased process for all involved parties.

 

Lander’s Title IX Team

No employee or student, either in the workplace or in the academic environment, should be subject to unwelcome verbal or physical conduct that is sexual in nature. Sexual harassment does not refer to occasional compliments of a socially acceptable nature. It refers to behavior of a sexual nature that is not welcome, that is personally offensive, and that interferes with performance.

To ensure compliance and resolve complaints, the President has designated the following administrators as Title IX Coordinators for Lander University:

  • Tracy Clifton has been designated Title IX Coordinator. The Coordinator has the primary oversight responsibilities for developing, adopting and/or assuring the dissemination of the University's Sex/Gender-Based Misconduct Policy and for making the policy available to the faculty, staff, students, and the public. Further, the coordinator is responsible for general compliance oversight. *All deputies are required to promptly share concerns/complaints with the lead coordinator.
  • Jalysa Green has been designated as the Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Students. She is responsible for disseminating the policy to students as required and serving as a resource on student-related matters. 
  • London Thomas has been designated Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Employees. She is responsible for disseminating the policy to employees as required and serving as a resource on employee-related matters. 
  • Brandon Felder has been designated as the Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Enrollment and Access Management. He serves a primary contact within his division and provides support to the Title IX team.  

  • Kent Atkins has been designated as the Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Athletic Programs and Activities. He is responsible for disseminating the policy to athletes/coaching staff as required and serving as a resource on athletic-related matters. 
  • Erin Nodine has been designated as the Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Athletic Programs and Activities. She is responsible for disseminating the policy to athletes/coaching staff as required and serving as a resource on athletic-related matters. 

In the event that an incident involves alleged misconduct by the Title IX Coordinator, reports should be made directly to Crystal Rookard, General Counsel (crookard@lander.edu).

Applicable complaints involving students, employees, contractors, guests, or other relevant parties may be filed with Lander’s Title IX Team. Individuals experiencing harassment or discrimination also always have the right to file a formal grievance with government authorities:

Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
District of Columbia Office
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-1100
Customer Service Hotline #: (800) 421-3481
Facsimile: (202) 453-6012
TDD#: (877) 521-2172
Email: OCR@ed.gov
Web: http://www.ed.gov/ocr

 

U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Educational Opportunities Section, PHB
Washington, D.C. 20530
By e-mail to education@usdoj.gov
By telephone at (202) 514-4092 or 1-877-292-3804 (toll-free)
By fax at (202) 514-8337

 

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