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Title IX Office

Knowledge. Accountability. Care.

The Title IX Office leads Xavier's efforts to prevent and address gender-based discrimination and sexual harassment. Our mission is a safe environment for all students, faculty, staff and visitors at Xavier.

Title IX prohibits gender-based discrimination and sexual harassment in federally funded education programs and activities.

Title IX protects female and male students, employees and visitors, including individuals that identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual and/or transgender.

Title sex discrimination includes sexual harassment, sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, harassment based on a person not conforming with sex stereotypes, retaliation, and other gender-based and sexual misconduct.

Xavier does not tolerate sex discrimination. Our Student Handbook (applies when a Xavier student is accused of engaging in misconduct) and Harassment Code & Accountability Procedures (applies when an employee is accused) tell you how we PREVENT sex discrimination, how to REPORT, how we will RESPOND, and where to find SUPPORT.

No police report needs to be filed for Xavier to investigate and determine whether a violation of its policies has occurred.

Xavier will ensure that the safety, housing, academic, employment, and other potential needs of the individual experiencing the discrimination are addressed during the complaint resolution process.

Xavier's Advocate Program provides 24/7 CONFIDENTIAL support, information, and advocacy for those affected by sex discrimination. Call 513-745-1000 to meet with an Advocate.

If you are a student, click here for a comprehensive list of confidential resources and non-confidential resources on and off-campus.

The Title IX Coordinator serves as a central resource for all campus constituencies on gender-discrimination and sexual harassment issues.

  • Title IX Coordinator:  Kate Lawson--(513) 745-3046, lawsonk1@xavier.edu, Gallagher Student Center 332
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Employment:  Rachel Luckey--(513) 745-3673, luckeyr@xavier.edu, Human Resources
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Athletics: Susan Cross Lipnickey-- (513) 745-2855, lipnickeys@xavier.edu, Athletics Department

In accord with Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments, Xavier University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs, admission policies, activities or employment policies. Inquiries may be referred to Xavier's Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinators and/or the Office of Civil Rights, Cleveland Office, U.S. Department of Education.