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Title IX Compliance

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)

Barry University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex. Sex discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual assault, this includes: unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other physical, verbal, or visual conduct based on sex constitute sexual harassment when (1) submission to the conduct is an explicit or implicit term or condition of employment or education, (2)submission to or rejection of the conduct is used as the basis for an employment or educational decision, or (3) the conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance, education or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or educational environment. Sexual harassment is conduct based on sex, whether directed towards a person of the opposite sex or same sex, and may include explicit sexual propositions, sexual innuendo, suggestive comments, sexually oriented “kidding” or “teasing,” “practical jokes,” jokes about obscene or visual material, and physical contact such as patting, pinching, or brushing against another person’s body.

All University employees and students are responsible to help assure that we avoid any form of sex discrimination or harassment. If you feel that you have experienced or witnessed harassment, you must notify the Title IX Coordinator or one of the Deputy Coordinators designated below. Barry University forbids retaliation against anyone for reporting harassment, assisting in making a harassment complaint, or cooperating in a harassment investigation, it is also a violation of Federal law.

Additional Policy information can be found at the links below:

Title IX Coordinator

Jennifer Boyd-Pugh
Vice President
Human Resources
11300 NE 2 Avenue
Miami Shores, FL 33161
(305)899-3675
jpugh@mail.barry.edu

Duties and Responsibilities: Monitoring and oversight of overall implementation of Title IX Compliance at Barry University, including coordination of training, education, communications, and administration of grievance procedures for faculty, staff, students and other members of the University community.

Title IX Deputy Coordinator (For Students)

Dr. Maria Alvarez
Associate Vice President, Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Division of Student Affairs
11300 NE 2 Avenue
Miami Shores, FL 33161
malvarez@mail.barry.edu

If you have a complaint against a Barry University student for sexual harassment, sex discrimination, sexual assault, or stalking you should contact the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students. The Associate Vice President is responsible for Title IX compliance for matters involving students, including training, education, communication, and administration of the grievance procedure for all Title IX complaints against Barry University students.

Title IX Deputy Coordinator (For Faculty, Staff and Visitors)

Jasmine Santiago
Director, Employee Relations and Recognition
Human Resources
11300 NE 2 Avenue
Miami Shores, FL 33161
jsantiago@mail.barry.edu

If you have a complaint against a Barry University faculty, staff or visitor for sexual harassment, sex discrimination, sexual assault, or stalking you should contact the Human Resources Department, Director of Employee Relations. The Director of Employee Relations is responsible for Title IX compliance for matters involving employees, including training, education, communication, and administration of the grievance procedure for all Title IX complaints against Barry University faculty, staff and visitors, including those complaints filed by students.

Title IX Deputy Coordinator (For Athletics)

Dr. Bridget Lyons
Senior Associate Director, Athletics
Athletics
11300 NE 2 Avenue
Miami Shores, FL 33161
blyons@mail.barry.edu

Gender Equity in Athletics
If you have a complaint about gender equity in Barry University athletic programs, you should contact the Senior Associate Athletic Director who is responsible for Title IX Compliance in matters related to gender equity.

Sexual Assault
To file a complaint of sexual assault, you may contact one of the above Title IX Coordinators depending on who the complaint is against. You may also contact:
Barry University Public Safety
11300 NE 2 Avenue
Miami Shores, FL 33161
(305)899-3333

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