Title IX Compliance

NEW! Feb. 22, 2017 – A letter summarizing the OCR findings can be downloaded HERE.

Feb. 20, 2017 - The University of Alaska has entered into a Voluntary Resolution Agreement with the United States Department of Education Office of Civil Rights. INFORMATION

  • President Johnsen's Message to the UA Community on Voluntary Resolution Agreement PDF
  • Read the Voluntary Resolution Agreement HERE.

Nondiscrimination and Title IX Compliance Policy

It is the policy of the board that in accordance with federal and state law, illegal discrimination against any individual because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, physical or mental disability, marital status, pregnancy or parenthood is prohibited.
Download Regents Policy P01.02.020 PDF

Know Your Nine: Here's a great, brief video on nine things you need to know about Title IX (in only 89 seconds): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFAs9fegJsI

Title IX Compliance

When incidents of sex based harassment or violence are reported, the university will take immediate action to stop the harassment, remedy the victim, conduct prompt and thorough investigations and prevent recurrence. This process will typically be completed in 60-business days. If there is a parallel criminal investigation or if the Title IX investigation occurs partially during school breaks, investigations may be paused and take longer. Title IX will maintain regular contact with law enforcement to determine when it may begin or resume its investigation. Title IX will not delay its investigation until the ultimate outcome of the criminal investigation. Full details are contained in BOR Policy and University Regulation 04.02 and may be accessed at http://www.alaska.edu/bor/policy/04-02.pdf.

Laws and Guidance:

Office of Civil Rights "Dear College Letter April 4, 2011" PDF
Office of Civil Rights "Q & A on Title IX" PDF
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; 20 U.S.C., sections 1681-1688
34 C.F.R. Part 106
Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
VAWA Reauthorization Act of 2013
Not Alone Report

Office of Civil Rights Review:

Feb. 20, 2017 - The University of Alaska has entered into a Voluntary Resolution Agreement with the United States Department of Education Office of Civil Rights. INFORMATION

The UA System was one of hundreds of universities selected for a compliance review.
OCR review of UA -  INFORMATION

News

Feb 9, 2017 -  Appointment of Mary Gower as UA's Chief Title IX Officer
April 22, 2016 - Title IX External Review - Feldman Report
Feb - 2016 President Johnsen names Saichi Oba Statewide Title IX Liaison

 

Chief Title IX Officer
Mary Gower
msgower@alaska.edu
(907) 450-8145

As Chief Title IX Officer, Mary Gower has primary responsibility for coordinating the university's efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX, which prohibits sex discrimination in all operations of the university, as well as retaliation for the purpose of interfering with any right or privilege secured by Title IX. The Chief Title IX Officer will assist the University of Alaska in achieving its goals of providing an open, diverse and inclusive learning and working environment by leading the university's response and compliance efforts related to Title IX.

Contact University of Alaska Title IX Offices to make a report or find Title IX information
Additional resources on reporting options can be found at www.alaska.edu/stopthesilence  

Anchorage - Office of Equity and Compliance
Title IX Coordinator
Bridget Dooley
Office of Equity & Compliance
(907) 786-1424
bdooley2@uaa.alaska.edu

Fairbanks - Diversity and Equal Opportunity
Title IX Investigator
Kevin Calderara
(907) 474-7300
kmcalderara@alaska.edu

Juneau - Title IX
Title IX Coordinator

Lori Klein
(907) 796-6036
laklein@alaska.edu

 

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