"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex,
shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the
benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any
educational program or activity receiving
Federal financial assistance."

-Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 to the 1964 Civil Rights Act

Title IX is commonly thought of as pertaining to Athletics. However, the law  is actually much broader. Title IX prohibits gender discrimination in  all programs and activities of a university such as the University of  Alaska Anchorage (UAA). Although two of the most common applications of  the law are athletics and sexual harassment, Title IX also applies to  admissions, financial aid, academic matters, career services, counseling  and medical services, and all other programs, events and activities  available to students at UAA. Members of the university community,  guests and visitors have the right to be free from sexual violence. All  members of the campus community are expected to conduct themselves in a  manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others. UAA takes all  matters of Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault and Sexual Violence  seriously. If you have concerns or need to report an incident, please  contact:

Title IX Coordinators

In accordance with Title IX regulations, the University has designated  Marva Watson, Director of the Office of Campus Diversity &  Compliance, as the University's Title IX Coordinator responsible for  overseeing UAA’s Title IX compliance effort. Dr. Dewain L. Lee, Dean of  Students and Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Development is  designated as Title IX Deputy Coordinator.

Marva Watson Director, Office of Campus Diversity & Compliance
University Lake Building, Room 108
3890 University Lake Drive
Anchorage, Alaska 99508
(907) 786-1424

Title IX Deputy Coordinator

Dr. Dewain L. Lee, Dean of Students and Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Development, is Deputy Title IX Coordinator. She is responsible  for receiving student complaints of sexual harassment, including sexual  assault, sexual violence or other sexual misconduct, against other  University students.

Dr. Dewain L. Lee Dean of Students, Associate Vice Chancellor
Student Union, Room 204
3211Providence Dr.
Anchorage, Alaska 99508
(907) 786-1214

Gender Equity Coordinator for Athletics

Dede Allen, Associate Director of Athletics, is designated Gender Equity Coordinator for athletic programs Title IX issues.

Dede Allen Associate Athletics Director/Compliance
Wells Fargo Sports Complex, 220 M
3211 Providence Dr.
Anchorage, Alaska 99508
(907) 786-4803

Title IX Investigators

Jerry Trew, J.D., Title IX Investigator
Office of Campus Diversity & Compliance
University Lake Building, Room 101-K
(907) 786-1535

Stephanie N. Whaley, Title IX Investigator
Dean of Students Office
Professional Studies Building, Room 119
(907) 786-6086


    Information on Title IX Reporting 

Have Questions Regarding Title IX?

Please access of FAQ's addressing University of Alaska and Title IX!
If you have any additional questions regarding Title IX please feel free to contact our office!




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