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Title IX at Alabama Agricultural & Mechanical University

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. § 1681) is an all-encompassing federal law that prohibits discrimination based on the gender of students and employees of educational institutions which receive federal financial assistance.
 
The Title IX Coordinator at Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University is Cassandra Tarver-Ross.
 
  • - WHO IS COVERED BY TITLE IX?
  • - UNIVERISITY TITLE IX COORDINATOR
  • - FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH TITLE IX
  • - WHO ENFORCES TITLE IX
  • - COMPLAINTS UNDER TITLE IX AT ALABAMA AGRICULTURAL & MECHANICAL UNIVERSITY
  • - CONTACT INFORMATION
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WHO IS COVERED BY TITLE IX?
Educational institutions that receive federal financial assistance are covered by Title IX. If only one of the institution’s programs or activities receives federal funding, all of the programs within the institution must comply with Title IX regulations. In compliance with Title IX, Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University prohibits discrimination in employment as well as in all programs and activities on the basis of sex.
 
UNIVERSITY TITLE IX COORDINATOR
In accordance with Title IX regulations, the University has designated Cassandra Tarver-Ross, Director of the Human Resources and Affirmative Action, as the University’s Title IX Coordinator. She is charged with monitoring compliance with these regulations. Questions regarding Title IX, as well as concerns and complaints of non-compliance, may be directed to her.
 
Dr. Terrence L.  Frazier has been appointed as the Deputy Title IX Officer/Associate Vice President of Student Affairs. The position serves as the primary point of contact to advise students and receive reports of harassment or discrimination against students pursuant to all applicable University policies, including the Policy on Prohibited Harassment, Including Sexual Violence, and Discrimination.
 
FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH TITLE IX
The penalty for failure to comply with Title IX in the most extreme circumstances can include the termination of all or part of an institution’s federal funding. This includes grants, subsidies, and other program funds from the federal government. In addition to the loss of federal funds, universities may be sued by those seeking redress for violations of Title IX. It is essential that institutions receiving federal financial assistances operate in a nondiscriminatory manner. To ensure the University’s compliance with the law, adherence to Title IX regulations is everyone’s responsibility.
 
WHO ENFORCES TITLE IX?
The United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is in charge of enforcing Title IX. Information regarding OCR can be found at www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html.
 
 
COMPLAINTS UNDER TITLE IX AT ALABAMA AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL UNIVERSITY 
 
    • Students:
    • If you are a student who believes you have been subjected to (1) sexual harassment by University faculty or staff; or (2) any other form of gender discrimination under Title IX, you may report such misconduct or file a formal complaint with the Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources (HR). Complaints must be submitted in writing not more than 300 days after the incident(s) in question. For good cause and at HR’s discretion, HR may waive the writing requirement or the 300 day time limitation. The Complaint Form can be found on the Forms section of the Human Resources website. 
    • If you are a student who believes you have been or are the victim of sexual harassment, including sexual assault, sexual violence or other sexual misconduct, by another University student, you may report such conduct or file a complaint under Title IX with the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Department of Public Safety, and/or Director of Counseling Services. Complaints of student sexual misconduct are addressed by the University Judicial Officer.
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    • Employees:
    • If you are an employee who believes you have been subjected to discrimination under Title IX, including sexual harassment, or who wishes to file a complaint under Title IX, you can do so with the Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources (HR). Complaints must be submitted in writing not more than 300 days after the incident(s) in question. For good cause and at HR’s discretion, HR may waive the writing requirement or the 300 day time limitation. The Complaint Form can be found on the Forms section of the Human Resources website.
 
 
Federal and state laws prohibit the taking of retaliatory measures against any individual who files a complaint in good faith.
 
CONTACT INFORMATION
Cassandra Tarver-Ross, PHR
Title IX Coordinator
Office of Human Resources and Affirmative Action
4101 Meridian Street
P.O. Box 305
Normal, AL  35762
Phone: (256) 372-5835
Fax: (256) 372-5881
Email:
cassandra.ross@aamu.edu
 
 
Dr. Terrence L. Frazier
Deputy Title IX Officer
Office of Student Affairs
Ralph Lee Student Center, Room 207
P. O. Box 133
Normal, AL 35762
Phone: (256) 372 -5616
Fax: (256) 372 – 8795