Discrimination & Harassment/Title IX Compliance

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Title IX of the federal Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of a person's gender in educational programs or activities operated by recipients of federal funding, such as Kent State. While it is often thought of as a law that applies only to athletic programs, Title IX is much broader and protects all students, employees, and visitors to campus from gender discrimination. 

Sexual harassment, including sexual misconduct, is a form of gender discrimination and is strictly prohibited by federal and state law, as well as university policy.

Report gender discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual misconduct 

Bonita Prewitt, Gender, Equity and Compliance Officer, serves as the Title IX Coordinator. Any incident of gender discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual misconduct against a student, faculty or staff member should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator or a Deputy Coordinator.  The Coordinator/Deputy will help connect the student, staff, or visitor with university and community resources as well as ensure the university takes appropriate steps to end and prevent any harassment.  You can report discrimination, harassment, or misconduct by contacting:

Office of Compliance, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
Division of Human Resources
635 Loop Road - Heer Hall
330-672-2038
aa_eeo@kent.edu

Get help: Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services (SRVSS)

As a student, faculty, or staff member at Kent State, you should be aware of the services provided to students through the Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services (SRVSS). The goal of SRVSS is to educate the university community about sexual assault, to provide anti-violence programming and support services, and to encourage all community members to speak out when witnessing violence. Find out more about SRVSS at http://www.kent.edu/srvss.

View the gender discrimination policy and Title IX complaint form.

Note that sexual assaults should also be reported to your local law enforcement agency.  For emergencies, call 911. Otherwise, KSUPD can be reached at 330-672-2212.

DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF COMPLIANCE AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION

Courtney Calhoun

Email: ccalhou8@kent.edu

Phone: 330-672-8330
GENDER EQUITY COMPLIANCE OFFICER
TITLE IX COORDINATOR
Bonita Prewitt

Email: bprewit2@kent.edu

Phone: 330-672-7535
MANAGER, COMPLIANCE AND EOAA AND
DEPUTY TITLE IX COORDINATOR

Pamela Fitzgerald
Manager, Compliance and EOAA

Email: pfitzge3@kent.edu

Phone: 330-672-2038
April Woodward - Compliance Investigator
COMPLIANCE INVESTIGATOR AND
DEPUTY TITLE IX COORDINATOR

April L. Woodward

Email: awoodwa7@kent.edu

Phone: 330-672-7197
COMPLIANCE INVESTIGATOR AND
DEPUTY TITLE IX COORDINATOR
Bobby Brown

Email: bbrow124@kent.edu

Phone: 330-672-0043
SENIOR ASSOCIATE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR AND DEPUTY TITLE IX COORDINATOR (ATHLETICS)
Greg Glaus
Associate Athletic Director

Email: gglaus@kent.edu

Phone: 330-672-8408