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Title IX: Equity & Access

Title IX: Equity & Access

As an institiution, DePauw University is commited to honoring our obligations under Title IX

Title IX

Title IX is a federal law, enacted in 1972, which protects students who participate in education programs or activities from discrimination based on sex. In its early history in American colleges, Title IX was used to create athletic opportunities and gender equity for women and men involved in sports.

In 2011 the Department of Education instructed all educational institutions receiving federal financial aid that Title IX enforcement would also include issues of sexual harassment and sexual violence. 

The goal of Title IX is to ensure equal opportunity and gender equity for all members of the DePauw community.

Our Obligations

In compliance with Title IX, DePauw University has: 

  • a policy of nondiscrimination
  • a designated Title IX Coordinator--Juli Smith, Title IX Coordinator and Director for Compliance and Equity
  • adopted and published a grievance policy and process for providing for prompt and equitable resolution of student and employee sex discrimination complaints

Title IX complaints can be filed with the DePauw University Title IX coordinator, Juli Smith, in person in the Administration Building, first floor, by phone at 765-658-4155 or via email.

It is the institution's obligation to swiftly respond to any Title IX complaint by conducting an investigation and taking appropriate remedial action such as referring the case to the appropriate adjudication body.

Title IX complaints can also be filed with Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights.

Deputy Title IX Coordinators

Stevie Baker-Watson
Jana Grimes
Andrew Hayes
Rebecca Upton