Title IX

"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.

Title IX Coordinator:

Marva Watson Director, Office of Campus Diversity & Compliance

University Lake Building, Room 108

3890 University Lake Drive

Anchorage, Alaska 99508

(907) 786-1424

mjwatson@uaa.alaska.edu

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  

dllee@uaa.alaska.edu

Gender Equity Coordinator for Athletics:

Dede Allen, Associate Director of Athleticsis 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

dmallen@uaa.alaska.edu

Title IX Investigators:

Michael Votava

Assistant Director, Student Conduct

Dean of Students Office

Student Union, Room 204

3211 Providence Dr.

Anchorage, Alaska 99508

(907) 786-1214

mvotava@uaa.alaska.edu                                                                                                     

 

Chelsea Sayles, J.D., LLM.

Title IX Investigator

Dean of Students Office

Professional Studies Building, Room 119

2533 Providence Drive

Anchorage, Alaska 99508

(907) 786-6086

clsayles@uaa.alaska.edu

 

Jerry Trew, J.D.

Title IX Investigator

Office of Campus Diversity & Compliance

University Lake Building, Room 101-K

3890 University Lake Drive

Anchorage, Alaska 99508

(907) 786-1535

jltrew@uaa.alaska.edu