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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 assault.

While it is often thought of as a law that applies to athletics programs, Title IX is much broader than Athletics and applies to many programs at Indiana University. While compliance with the law is everyone’s responsibility at IU, listed below are the staff members who have primary responsibility for Title IX compliance.


Title IX Coordinator

Julie V. Knost
University Director
Offfice of Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity
Poplars Building, rm 825
400 East Seventh Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
812-855-7559
jknost@indiana.edu

Duties and Responsibilities: Monitoring and oversight of overall implementation of Title IX Compliance at the 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

Jack Tharpe
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Kelly Student Center 234A
2300 S. Washington St.
Kokomo, IN 46904-9003
765-455-9214
jtharp@iuk.edu

If you have a complaint against an Indiana University student for sexual harassment, sex discrimination, or sexual assault, you should contact the Dean of Students office.

The Dean of Students is responsible for Title IX compliance for matters involving students, including training, education, communication, and administration of the grievance procedure for all complaints against IU students.


Title IX Deputy Coordinator: For Faculty, Staff and Visitors

Gerry G. Stroman
Affirmative Action Officer
Office of Affirmative Action
Main Building, room 280
2300 S. Washington Street
Kokomo, IN 46904-9003
812-855-75595
gstroman@iuk.edu

If you have a complaint against an Indiana University faculty or staff member or visitor for sexual harassment, sex discrimination, or sexual assault, you should contact the Office of Affirmative Action

The Affirmative Action Officer is responsible for Title IX compliance for matters involving faculty and staff, including training, education, communication, and administration of the grievance procedure for all complaints against faculty, staff and visitors, including those complaints filed by students.


Title IX Deputy Coordinator: For Athletics

Jack Tharpe
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Kelly Student Center 234A
2300 S. Washington St.
Kokomo, IN 46904-9003
765-455-9214
jtharp@iuk.edu

Complaints against Indiana University Students and Employees in Athletics
If you have a complaint against an IU student, coach or administrator for sexual harassment, sex discrimination, or sexual assault, you may contact one of the offices listed above, or you may contact the Associate Athletics Director who will facilitate the handling of the complaint with the appropriate office.

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


Police

Sexual Assault
To file a complaint of sexual assault, you may contact one of the offices above, depending on who the complaint is against (faculty/staff, visitor or student) and you may also contact:

Indiana University: Kokomo Police Department
Kelly Center 240
2300 S. Washington St.
Kokomo, IN 46904-9003
765-455-9432(non-emergency)
765-455-9432 (emergency)


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