"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 a Title IX Coordinator or Investigator. Their contact information is listed below.
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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:
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
Gender Equity Coordinator for Athletics:
Dede Allen, Associate Director of Athletics, is designated Gender Equity Coordinator for athletic programs Title IX issues.
Title IX Investigators:
Responding to Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Stalking, and Other Forms of Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct