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Title IX & Sexual Misconduct

“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.”

– Title IX of the Education amendments of 1972

Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance as well as provides education around sexual and gender-based violence and gender equity.

Queens University of Charlotte is committed to maintaining a respectful academic and working environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. This includes having an environment free from unlawful sexual misconduct and interpersonal violence.

Queens University of Charlotte does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, disability, age, religion, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable local, state, or federal law in admission, treatment, or access to, or employment in, its programs and activities.

What does the Title IX office do?

  • Provide supportive measures and assists with connecting with appropriate sources for accommodations
  • Supporting complainants and respondents and to hold persons accountable for violations of this policy
  • Engaging in intake, investigative inquiry and subsequent resolution of complaints that are prompt, fair, equitable and independent of other investigations that may occur
  • Disseminating clear policies and procedures for responding to acts of sexual misconduct and interpersonal violence reported to or reasonably known to the institution, which includes Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Grievance procedures
  • Primary prevention programming through awareness programs, ongoing training, and education campaigns to the campus community around, but not exclusive to, the following topics:
    • Consent and rape culture
    • Recognizing Red Flags in unhealthy relationships and harm reduction
    • Building healthy relationships and communities
    • The intersection of identity, rape culture and supporting survivors
    • Trauma-informed practices and redefining power dynamics
    • Community Empowerment and upstander interventions

Queens Title IX Office

Kathryn Underwood Smith, JD

Director, Title IX Equity Services
Title IX Coordinator
Morrison 200

Elizabeth Rogers, M.A.

Associate Director, Interpersonal Violence Prevention and Title IX Response
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Morrison 204

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