“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 is commonly thought of as pertaining to varsity sports. However, the law is actually much broader. Title IX prohibits gender discrimination in all programs and activities of a university such as Wittenberg. It also requires that universities be proactive in preventing discrimination and in responding to concerns or allegations of discrimination including, but not limited to, harassment and assault. Title IX applies to all programs and activities available to students at Wittenberg; these include but are not limited to academic programs, admission procedures, financial aid, career services, counseling and health services. Although Wittenberg’s policies and procedures relating to Title IX are founded on the laws of the United States and of the State of Ohio, they are also guided by the mission and values of the university.
The following individuals are available to discuss any concerns or provide additional information or training on this important topic.
Title IX Coordinator
Duties: Monitor and oversee overall implementation of Title IX Compliance at the University, including coordination of training, education, communications, and administration of grievance procedures for faculty, staff, students and other members of the University community.
Donna M. Picklesimer
Director of Business Services
Title IX Deputy Coordinators
Duties: Serve as an intake officer for students who wish to file a complaint regarding sexual harassment and misconduct; facilitate the assisted resolution process for students who file complaints regarding sexual harassment and misconduct; co-investigate sexual harassment and misconduct complaints involving students, and provide related training and education to the student body:
Senior Associate Dean of Students
Duties: Respond to complaints or concerns about gender equity in Wittenberg’s athletics programs.
Assistant Director of Athletics
For Faculty and Staff
Duties: Respond to complaints or concerns regarding sexual harrassment and/or misconduct.
Director of Human Resources
To file a complaint regarding sexual assault
To file a complaint of sexual assault (either an assault in which you are a victim or a witness or, if not directly involved, you have reason to believe such has occurred), please contact the Human Resources Department or Student Development Office as noted above or you may call:
Wittenberg Police and Security Department
Immediate Emergency: 327-6363
A copy of the university’s policies concerning harassment and discrimination policies including its policy on sexual harassment and misconduct can be found in the Faculty Manual, Staff Manual and Student Handbook. The sexual harassment and misconduct policy is also available on the Wittenberg Police and Security website.