"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 Equal Opportunity, Non-Discrimination, and Non-Harassment 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

Reports of discrimination and/or sexual harassment may be made at any time (including during non-business hours) by phone number or electronic mail address, or by mail to the office address, in-person to the Title IX Coordinator or via the online complainant form. When brought to the attention of Lander University, any such discrimination will be promptly and fairly addressed and remedied by Lander University in accordance with the appropriate grievance process. The members of the Title IX Team are vetted and trained to ensure they are not biased for or against any party in a specific case, or for or against Complainants and/or Respondents. Inquiries about the application of Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator and/or to the Assistant Secretary of Civil Rights (OCR@ed.gov). 

To ensure compliance and resolve complaints, the President has designated the following administrators:

  • Tracy Clifton has been designated Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX Coordinator has the primary responsibility for coordinating Lander University’s efforts related to the intake, investigation, resolution, and implementation of supportive measures to stop, remediate, and prevent discrimination, harassment, and retaliation prohibited under this Policy. The Title IX Coordinator acts with independence and authority free from bias and conflicts of interest. The Title IX Coordinator oversees all resolutions in accordance with Policy and accompanying procedures.
  • Jalysa Green has been designated as the Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Students. She is responsible for ensuring the Policy is distributed to all new students. She is also responsible for conducting ongoing training and outreach to students and assists with resolutions and procedures in accordance with Policy.
  • London Thomas has been designated Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Employees. She is responsible for ensuring the Policy is distributed to all new employees. She is also responsible for conducting ongoing training and outreach to employees and assists with resolutions and procedures in accordance with Policy.
  • Erin Nodine has been designated as the Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Athletic Programs and Activities. She is responsible for ensuring the Policy is distributed to all athletes. She is also responsible for conducting ongoing training and outreach to athletes/coaching staff and also assists with resolutions and procedures in accordance with Policy.

In the event that an incident involves alleged misconduct by the Title IX Coordinator, reports should be made directly to Dr. Boyd Yarbrough, Vice President for Student Affairs (byarbrough@lander.edu). 

 

External Resources

Inquiries may also be made externally to:

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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