Title IX

What is Title IX?

“Title IX” refers to Title IX of the Educational amendments act of 1972, which amended the Civil rights Act of 1964, and provides:

“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…”. 20 USC 1681.

Title IX prohibits colleges, such as Eastern Oregon University (EOU), from discrimination on the basis of sex in the provision of its educational and co-curricular programs.  Title IX has received most of its attention in its application to college and high school athletics.  However, Title IX applies to all programs and services at federally funded colleges, with few exceptions.

Who are EOU Title IX Coordinators, and what do they do?

EOU’s Title IX Coordinator is Colleen Dunne-Cascio. The Title IX Coordinator has responsibility for overseeing all Title IX Compliance, including complaints of sexual misconduct, domestic and dating violence, and stalking. All instances of Sexual Misconduct should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinator(s).

Title IX Coordinator Contact Information:

  • Colleen Dunne-Cascio, [also Director of Student Relations], 541.962.3476, Inlow Hall #113A, ccascio@eou.edu

Deputy Title IX Coordinator(s) Information:

  • Chris McLaughlin, [also Human Resources Director], 541.962.3516, Inlow Hall #209, cjmclaughlin@eou.edu

Complaints involving students, faculty, or staff can be reported to either the Title IX Coordinator or a Deputy Coordinator.  The Title IX Coordinator will review the Sexual Misconduct Reporting Options available.

What should I do if I think I have been discriminated against on the basis of my gender, or subjected to sexual misconduct?

You should bring your situation to the attention of the Title IX Coordinator or a Deputy Coordinator.

Resource Information (in process)

  • Reporting FAQs for Students
  • Reporting FAQs for Faculty and Staff

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