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Sexual Harassment

Members of the university community have the right to be free from all forms of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct which subverts the university’s mission and threatens the careers, educational experience, and the well-being of students, faculty, staff and visitors.  All members of the university community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that maintains an environment free from sexual harassment and sexual misconduct. 

The University of Iowa has published an interim policy and procedure compliant with the new Title IX regulations addressing sexual harassment. Reports and complaints received on or after August 14th, 2020 will follow the new procedure. Applicable policies will be determined by the date of the alleged violation.  

Sexual Misconduct, Dating/Domestic Violence, or Stalking Involving Students

Members of the university community have the right to be free from all forms of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct which subverts the university’s mission and threatens the careers, educational experience, and the well-being of students, faculty, staff and visitors.  All members of the university community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that maintains an environment free from sexual harassment and sexual misconduct. 

The University of Iowa has published an interim policy and procedure compliant with the new Title IX regulations addressing sexual harassment. Reports and complaints received on or after August 14th, 2020 will follow the new procedure. Applicable policies will be determined by the date of the alleged violation.  

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Title IX Coordinator

Title IX Coordinator Sexual Misconduct Response Coordinator

450 Van Allen Hall
319-335-6200
 

Title IX Deputy Coordinators

Deputy Title IX Coordinator Director, Equal Opportunity and Diversity

Equal Opportunity and Diversity 202 Jessup Hall (JH)
319-335-0705
 

Deputy Title IX Coordinator Associate Athletics Director, Compliance

S240 Carver Hawkeye Arena
319-335-9598
 

Title IX

"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, 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 (link is external)

Title IX prohibits gender discrimination in all programs and activities of the university. It applies to admissions, financial aid, academic matters, career services, counseling and medical services, employment, and all other programs, events, and activities available at the university.

The University of Iowa takes all matters of gender discrimination seriously, including sexual harassment, sexual assault and sexual violence.

Title IX of the Education Amendments was passed by the U.S. Congress in June, 1972, and signed into law on July 1, 1972. It is a federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination in education programs and activities such as:

Admissions

Housing and facilities

Courses and other educational activities

Career guidance and counseling activities

Financial aid

Health and insurance benefits

Scholastic, intercollegiate, club, or intramural athletics

Military schools, religious schools, fraternities, and sororities are generally exempt from provisions of Title IX.

Title IX Coordinators

Each school/university must designate at least one employee to evaluate current policy practices to ensure an institution's compliance with Title IX, coordinate efforts to effectively and efficiently respond to complaints of sex discrimination, including complaints of sexual harassment, and ensure as much as possible that every UI employee and student has an equal education and employment opportunities. The University of Iowa's Title IX Coordinator is the Monique DiCarlo, director of the Office of the Sexual Misconduct Response Coordinator.

For further information regarding Title IX, including nondiscrimination complaint policies and procedures at the University of Iowa, please contact the University of Iowa's Title IX Coordinator (link sends e-mail).

To report a complaint, visit the Office of Sexual Misconduct Response Coordinator.

Annual Policy Notifications

Deputy Title IX Coordinator Director, Equal Opportunity and Diversity

319-335-0705
 

Title VI Coordinator

A part of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VI (link is external) prohibits discrimination based on race, color or national origin in programs or activities that receive federal funding. The University of Iowa's Title VI Coordinator is the Director of Equal Opportunity and Diversity.

Deputy Title IX Coordinator Director, Equal Opportunity and Diversity

Equal Opportunity and Diversity 202 Jessup Hall (JH)
319-335-0705
 

Title VII Coordinator

A part of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII (link is external) prohibits discrimination by employers on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin.  It also prohibits discrimination against an individual because of his/her association with another individual of a particular race, color, religion, sex or national origin. The University of Iowa's Title VI Coordinator is the Director of Equal Opportunity and Diversity.

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U.S. Department of Education

Works with the Iowa State Board of Education to provide oversight, supervision and support for the state education system that includes public elementary and secondary schools, nonpublic schools that receive state accreditation, area education agencies (AEAs) community colleges and teacher preparation programs.

U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Department of Justice

The mission of the U.S. Department of Justice is to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; ensure public safety against threats both foreign and domestic; provide federal leadership in and controlling crime; seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior and ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

U.S. Department of Justice

U.S. Department of Labor

The mission of the U.S. Department of Labor is to foster, promote and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

U.S. Department of Labor

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces five federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability and age in programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance from the Department of Education (ED).

You may contact an OCR enforcement office (link is external) to obtain a complaint form or you may file a discrimination complaint by using the on-line complaint form (link is external).

The OCR office for Iowa is located at: Chicago Office Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education Citigroup Center 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475 Chicago, IL, 60661-4544

Telephone: 312-730-1560 TDD: 800-877-8339 FAX: 312-730-1576 Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov (link sends e-mail)

U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights

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Addresses violent acts committed by university members.

Annual Policy Notifications

Violence in the UI Operations Manual