Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. It reads:
"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."
--Legal Citation: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX)
Sex discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual violence.
While it is often thought of as a law that applies only to athletics programs, Title IX is much broader than Athletics and applies to all programs at the University of South Alabama. While compliance with the law is everyone's responsibility at USA, listed here are the staff members who have primary responsibility for Title IX compliance.
USA Title IX Coordinators
Title IX Coordinator
Duties and Responsibilities: The Title IX Coordinator oversees monitoring of University policy in relation to Title IX law developments; implementation of grievance procedures, including notification, investigation, and disposition of complaints; provision of educational materials and training for the campus community; conducting and/or coordinating investigations of complaints received pursuant to Title IX; ensuring a fair and neutral process for all parties; and monitoring all other aspects of the University's Title IX compliance related to sexual misconduct.
Dr. Krista Harrell
Associate Dean of Students
Student Center, Room 116
Mobile, AL 36688
Title IX Deputy Coordinators*
The University has also designated the following individuals as Deputy Title IX Coordinators. Deputy Title IX Coordinators are available to receive inquiries regarding Title IX, including complaints of sexual misconduct, when the Title IX Coordinator is unavailable, if a person is more comfortable engaging with one of the Deputies, or if the Title IX Coordinator has a conflict of interest. The names and contact information for the Deputy Title IX Coordinators are as follows:
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students
Dr. Michael Mitchell
Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Student Center, Room 245
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Academic Affairs
Dr. Charles Guest
Senior Vice Provost
Administration Building, Room 300
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Athletics
Senior Associate Athletic Director/Student Enrichment/Senior Woman Administrator
Football Fieldhouse, Room 153
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Administrators, Non-Faculty Employees, Contractors, and Third-Parties/Others
TRP Building III, Suite 2200
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for College of Medicine Faculty and USA Health Faculty & Staff Physicians
Dr. Mary Townsley, Senior Associate Dean
College of Medicine
CSAB, Room 170
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for the College of Medicine Students
Dr. Franklin Trimm, Assistant Vice President for Medical Affairs and Diversity &
College of Medicine
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for the College of Nursing
Dr. Rebecca J. Graves, Assistant Professor
Director of Special Projects and Evaluation
Health Sciences Building 4083
A person may also file a complaint of sexual misconduct with the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights regarding an alleged violation of Title IX by visiting www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.html or by calling 1-800-421-3481.