Title IX At Barry University

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities which receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX states that:

    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.
    (Volume 34, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 106)

Based on Title IX regulations, Barry University has designated the Vice President for Human Resources as the Title IX Coordinator. She monitors compliance with all Title IX policies and regulations. Barry has also designated Deputy Title IX Coordinators for Students, Faculty/Staff, and Athletics.

    University Title IX Coordinator
    Jennifer Boyd Pugh
    Thompson Hall 109

    Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students
    Receives and investigates complaints of sexual misconduct and/or discrimination against University students
    Maria L. Alvarez
    Landon Student Union 300

    Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Faculty/Staff
    Receives and investigates complaints of sexual misconduct and/or discrimination against faculty/staff
    Jasmine Santiago
    Thompson Hall 101

    Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Athletics
    Ensures that intercollegiate athletic interests and abilities of male and female students are equally and effectively accommodated
    Bridget Lyons

Title IX states that University programs and activities which receive funds from the Department of Education must operate in a nondiscriminatory manner. These programs and activities may include, but are not limited to: admissions, recruitment, financial aid, academic programs, student treatment and services, counseling and guidance, discipline, classroom assignment, grading, vocational education, recreation, physical education, athletics, housing and employment. Also, a recipient may not retaliate against any person because he or she opposed an unlawful educational practice or policy, or made charges, testified or participated in any complaint action under Title IX. For a recipient to retaliate in any way is considered a violation of Title IX. The United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is in charge of enforcing Title IX. Information regarding OCR can be found at http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html.