When to Contact Title IX Coordinator

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When to contact a Title IX coordinator

Any student, faculty or staff member, or applicant for admission or education who has concerns about sex discrimination or sexual misconduct is encouraged to seek the assistance of a Title IX coordinator.

Contact a coordinator if you:

  • Wish to understand your options if you think you may have encountered sex discrimination or sexual misconduct;
  • Learn of a situation that you feel may warrant a University investigation;
  • Need help on how to handle a situation by which you are indirectly affected;
  • Seek guidance on possible informal remedies or administrative measures to de-escalate or alleviate a difficult situation;
  • Have questions about DSU’s policies and procedures.

Coordinators can also facilitate a formal or informal complaint through the University’s Title IX Coordinator or a police report with the DSU Police Department.

 

Athletes

All things being equal

The goal of Title IX is equal participation opportunities for both genders. With that in mind, the law requires male and female student-athletes at a particular school to receive financial aid proportional to the school’s participation opportunities. Although Title IX does not require equal dollars to be spent on men’s and women’s sports, it does require equal treatment for:

  • Equipment and supplies
  • Scheduling of games and practice times
  • Travel and daily allowance/per diem
  • Access to tutoring
  • Coaching
  • Locker rooms and practice and competitive facilities
  • Medical and training facilities and services
  • Housing and dining facilities and services
  • Publicity and promotions
  • Support services
  • Recruitment of student-athletes

 

Title IX Coordinator

Dr. Stacy L. Downing
Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs
Suite 317, Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Center
302.857.6300