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Title IX: Equity & Access

Title IX: Equity & Access

As an institution, DePauw University is committed to honoring our obligations under Title IX

THE TITLE IX OFFICE IS AVAILABLE 8:30 am - 5:00 pm MONDAY-FRIDAY WHILE DEPAUW HAS MOVED TO REMOTE INSTRUCTION IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 GLOBAL PANDEMIC.  AS TITLE IX STAFF WILL GENERALLY BE WORKING REMOTELY DURING THIS TIME, PLEASE CONTACT THE TITLE IX OFFICE VIA THE EMAIL OR TELEPHONE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE OR TO SCHEDULE A MEETING.

Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law which prohibits discrimination based on sex in any education program or activities that receive federal funding.  In its early history in American colleges and universities, Title IX was used to create equity in academic, co-curricular, and extracurricular programs such as athletics. Subsequent court cases and regulatory interpretations have recognized that sexual harassment and sexual violence are also forms of sex-based discrimination prohibited by Title IX.

Our Obligations

In compliance with Title IX, DePauw University has: 

  • 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 reports can be filed with the DePauw University Title IX coordinator, Juli Smith by phone at 765-658-4155 or via email.  Additional information about reporting is available on DePauw's Sexual Respect web page.

It is DePauw’s obligation to swiftly respond to any Title IX report by investigating what occurred and taking prompt and effective action to end the discrimination, remedy the effects, and prevent it from occurring again. 

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

Additional Information

The University takes seriously its responsibility to educate the campus community on issues of harassment and sexual misconduct.  Please refer to the Sexual Respect page for additional information.

Key Contacts

Title IX Coordinator
Juli Smith

Deputy Title IX Coordinators
Stevie Baker-Watson
Jana Grimes
Andrew Hayes
Rebecca Upton