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Title IX Compliance at UNLV

Gender Equity
Sexual Harassment/Violence

The Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act, generally known as 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).

Often considered a law giving women equal opportunities in athletics, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. § 1681) is an all-encompassing federal mandate prohibiting discrimination based on the gender of students and employees of educational institutions receiving federal financial assistance. Sex discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual violence. Educational institutions that receive federal financial assistance are covered by Title IX. If only one of the institution’s programs or activities receives federal funding, all of the programs within the institution must comply with Title IX regulations. In compliance with Title IX, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas prohibits discrimination in employment as well as in all programs and activities on the basis of sex.

Coordinators

Harriet E. Barlow, Ph.D.

Title IX Coordinator Monitors and oversees the 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.
Mail Code: 1009
Phone: 702-895-5580
Fax: 702-895-5572

Juanita Fain, Ph.D.

Title IX Deputy Coordinator Receives, investigates, and renders resolution for matters involving UNLV teaching and administrative faculty.
Office: FDH 516
Mail Code: 2019
Phone: 702-895-3656
Fax: 702-895-4148

Phil Burns

Title IX Deputy Coordinator Receives, investigates, and renders resolution for complaints involving UNLV students.
Office: CDC-01 118
Mail Code: 2019
Phone: 702-895-4076
Fax: 702-895-2514

Lisa Kelleher, Ph.D.

Title IX Deputy Coordinator Responsible for receiving and reporting complaints related to Title IX and gender equity in UNLV athletics programs.
Office: TMC 68
Mail Code: 0001
Phone: 702-895-4760

Eric Toliver

Title IX Deputy Coordinator Facilitates the handling of complaints involving a UNLV Athletics (student athlete, coach, administrator, or visitor) with the Title IX Coordinator.
Office: LAC 240
Mail Code: 0001
Phone: 702-895-1314

Christopher A. Kypuros, Ph.D.

Title IX Deputy Coordinator
Office: SLC-A 202E
Mail Code: 7410
Phone: 702-774-2526

Kelly Scherado

Title IX Deputy Coordinator Receives, investigates, and renders resolution for complaints involving UNLV classified staff.
Office: CSB 212J
Mail Code: 1026
Phone: 702-895-0503
Fax: 702-895-1545