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Office of Title IX and Equity Compliance

Focus on equity

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JCSU’s core values are steeped in Integrity; Student-Centeredness; Service; Financial Sustainability; Excellence; Inclusive Equity; and Respect for Institutional Legacy. In alignment with the core values, JCSU’s (Johnson C Smith University) Office of Title IX & Equity Compliance promotes and coordinates the University’s efforts related to from the US Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR).

Title IX

The U.S. Department of Education’s (OCR) enforces, among other statutes, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance. Title IX 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.

Mission

The office’s mission is to provide compliance with Title IX and Sex Discrimination, under the auspice of the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, that is proactive, fair, educational, engaging, supportive, equitable, and inclusive to the campus and community.

Frequently Asked Questions

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance. Title IX applies to schools, local and state educational agencies, and other institutions that receive federal financial assistance from the Department.

You can reach the Title IX Coordinator- Jordan H. Brooks at jbrooks@jcsu.edu

The Office for Title IX and Equity Compliance is located in Biddle Hall Suite 120.

Individuals who have been impacted by issues that fall within the scope of Title IX are entitled to supportive measures that make sure they have equal access to educational programs, and university activities. This also includes Title IX obligations for recruitment, admissions, and counseling; financial assistance; athletics; sex-based harassment, which encompasses sexual assault and other forms of sexual violence; treatment of pregnant and parenting students; treatment of LGBTQI+ students; discipline; single-sex education; and employment.

Resources

Stalking Prevention Awareness and Resource Center

The is a federally funded project providing education and resources about the crime of stalking.

Safe Horizon

is the nation’s leading victim assistance organization, operating a network of programs across New York City communities and systems. We work with survivors of all forms of violence, including racism, to move from crisis to confidence.

National Center for Victim of Crime: Stalking Resource Center

The mission of the is to forge a national commitment to help victims of crime rebuild their lives.