TITLE IX Compliance

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 Prohibits discrimination based on sex in educational programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. To ensure compliance with Title IX and other federal and state civil rights laws, Northwestern State University has developed internal policies that prohibit discrimination and sexual misconduct on the basis of sex.

Coordinator for Student Complaints

The Dean of Students, Frances Conine, Friedman Student Union, Room 309, 318-357-5286 is the designated Coordinator of Title IX issue for students at Northwestern State University. Students are encouraged to seek assistance from the Dean of Students with issues related to Title IX.

If the conduct is criminal in nature, students should immediately contact University Police at 318-357-5431.

The Director of EEO, 318-357-6359, coordinates all Title IX complaints for University employees.

Coordinators Responsibilities

  1. Notification and Education
  2. Consultation, Investigation and Disposition
  3. Assists in institutional compliance and acts as liaison to Provost
  4. Record Maintenance and Reporting

Policy, Definitions and Grievance Procedures

Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment information (definitions, policy and guidelines for filing complaints) is located on the Northwestern State Student Handbook on pages 44-50 and on pages 71-72

The procedures for processing complaints vary according to the parties involved. Therefore, students are encouraged to resolve Title IX complaints with the assistance of the Dean of Students Office. Complaints may be formal or informal and when appropriate, students may elect to address the complaint directly with the party involved or with the supervisor of that person if he or she is a university employee. In all cases, students may elect to work with an advocate.

University Obligations

To take immediate and appropriate steps to investigate an incident

To take prompt action to protect victims, end the harassment, resolve the situation and prevent future incidents

To notify complainant and the alleged harasser of outcomes

The Law