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).

Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination based on sex in educational programs and activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Examples of programs and activities that are subject to Title IX include admissions, recruitment, financial aid, academic programs, athletics, housing and employment. Title IX also protects students from sexual harassment, including sexual violence, such as rape, other forms of sexual assault, sexual battery and sexual coercion.

UNLV’s Title IX coordinator monitors and oversees the university’s compliance with Title IX and related laws in the prevention of sex harassment and discrimination, including the coordination of education and training activities and the response to Title IX complaints. Students, faculty, administrators, staff, or others who participate in UNLV’s education programs, employment opportunities and activities with questions, concerns, or complaints about sex discrimination, sex harassment or sexual misconduct are encouraged to contact the Title IX coordinator.


Michelle Sposito

Director and Title IX Coordinator

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Office: BEH 556
Mail Code: 1062
Phone: 702-895-4055
Fax: 702-895-0415

Harriet E. Barlow, Ph.D.

Title IX Deputy Coordinator

Office: SU 121
Office: Main Campus
Mail Code: 2017
Phone: 702-895-0459

Phillip Burns

Title IX Deputy Coordinator

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Office: CDC-01 123
Mail Code: 2019
Phone: 702-895-4076
Fax: 702-895-2514

Andrea Barefield

Title IX Deputy Coordinator

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Mail Code: 2019
Phone: 702-895-2304

Ron Blaze

Title IX Deputy Coordinator

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Office: SLC-A 202F
Mail Code: 7410
Phone: 702-774-2510

Peter Navarro, JD

Chief Compliance Office and Title IX Deputy Coordinator

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Office: SOM-01 315
Mail Code: 3070
Phone: 702-895-1634

Kelly Scherado

Title IX Deputy Coordinator

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Office: CSB 212F
Mail Code: 1026
Phone: 702-895-5817
Fax: 702-895-1545

Sarah Wattenberg

Title IX Deputy Coordinator

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Office: ASC 137
Mail Code: 2001
Phone: 702-895-0658

Mallory Poole

Title IX Deputy Coordinator

Mallory Poole
Office: TMC 2075
Mail Code: 0001
Phone: 702-895-5192