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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 subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

—Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Tiffin University is committed to providing a campus community in which education, working, and living reflect a safe environment free from gender-based discrimination and/or sexual harassment/misconduct.

In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and other federal, state, and local civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination based on sex in educational programs and activities which receive federal financial assistance, Tiffin University has developed the policies and procedures which prohibit discrimination, sexual harassment/misconduct, and retaliation on the basis of sex. The guidelines are intended to define expectations and to establish an instrument for determining when policies have been violated.

In accordance with the Title IX regulations, the Tiffin University has designated a Title IX and 504 Officer. The Title IX Advisory Committee is assigned by the Title IX Coordinator or designee to conduct investigations and handle formal resolutions of appropriate grievance.

Any member of the University community (faculty, staff, students, visitors and third party vendors) who believes that he or she has been a victim of gender-based discrimination and/or sexual harassment/sexual misconduct by any member of the University community may file a complaint as follows:

Ms. Kelsey Kuzma
Deputy Title IX Coordinator & VAWA Investigator

Who Should I Contact

Title IX Deputy Coordinators

Mr. Rudy Brownell
Deputy Title IX Coordinator – Athletics

Ms. Nadia Lewis
Deputy Title IX Coordinator – Human Resources

Dr. Sandra Miller
Deputy Title IX Coordinator – Academic Affairs

Mr. Jacob Simon
Deputy Title IX Coordinator – Student Affairs

Ms. Kelsey Kuzma
Deputy Title IX Coordinator & VAWA Investigator

A victim of gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment/sexual misconduct has a right to file a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights Commission. This office is charged with investigating allegations of employment and education related discrimination and harassment. In most cases involving sexual harassment, the complainant must first report the harassment to the University before filing a charge with the Commission.

Any person may file a complaint with:

Office of Civil Rights
One Government Center
Room 936, Jackson & Erie Streets
Toledo, Ohio 43604

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