Non-Discrimination Notice and Designation of Title IX Coordinator

IV.    Non-Discrimination Notice and Designation of Title IX Coordinator

Title IX prohibits the University from discrimination on the basis of sex in the education programs or activities that it operates.  This prohibition extends to admission and employment.  This Policy provides for the prompt and equitable resolution of complaints alleging any action prohibited by Title IX, and explains the process that the University will use for doing so.  

The Title IX Coordinator has been designated and authorized to coordinate the University’s efforts to address concerns relating to discrimination and harassment on the basis of sex. Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person who experienced the conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment), at any time including non-business hours by contacting the Title IX Coordinator as follows:

Shannon Berkheiser
Dixon Ministry Center 180
251 North Main Street
Cedarville, Ohio  45314

Telephone: (937) 766-7777
Email: sberkheiser@cedarville.edu

Inquiries about Title IX may also be directed to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights by contacting 1-800-421-3481 or emailing ocr@ed.gov.

In addition to addressing complaints against a particular party, the Title IX Coordinator also facilitates the handling of reports raised that the University’s policies or practices may discriminate on the basis of sex. The Title IX Coordinator conducts an assessment of such concerns and, using procedures the Title IX Coordinator determines to be appropriate given the circumstances, works with the University to ensure that its policies and practices are compliant.

Any duties or discretion assigned to the Title IX Coordinator by this Policy may be assigned to a designee.