What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 is the landmark legislation that bans sex discrimination in schools, whether it be in academics or athletics.  Title IX states:

"No person in the U.S. shall, on the basis of sex be excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal aid."

Title IX Statement

It is the policy of Allen College to comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its implementing regulations, which prohibit discrimination based on sex in the College's educational programs and activities.  Title IX and its implementing regulations also prohibit retaliation for asserting claims of sex discrimination.  The College has designated a Title IX Coordinator to coordinate its compliance with Title IX and to receive inquiries regarding Title IX, including complaints of sex discrimination.

Sexual Harassment/Sexual Assault/Title IX Reporting

Allen College encourages those who have experienced any form of sexual harassment or assault to report the incident to the Title IX Coordinator using the contact information below or by using the online complaint form.  You may also report the harassment or assault to local law enforcement at (319) 291-2515.  

A person may also file a complaint of sex discrimination with the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights regarding an alleged violation of Title IX by visiting www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.html or by calling 1-800-421-3481.

Our Commitment

Allen College is committed to providing a learning, working, and living environment that promotes personal integrity, civility, and mutual respect in an environment free of discrimination on the basis of sex.  The College considers sex discrimination in all its forms to be a serious offense.  Sex discrimination constitutes a violation of this policy, is unacceptable, and will not be tolerated.  Sex discrimination includes discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, gender identity, and failure to conform to stereotypical notions of femininity and masculinity.

The Sexual Misconduct Policy & Complaint Resolution Procedures details the definitions of sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.  In addition, the policy defines the roles and responsibilities of the Title IX Coordinator, Administrators, Deans, Department Chairs, other employees, students and the college.  

Title IX Coordinator Contact Information:

Title IX Coordinator
Dr. Joanna Ramsden-Meier
Dean of Enrollment Management
132 Barrett Forum
(319) 226-2004

Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Denise Hanson
Executive Director of Business and Finance & Chief Information Security Officer Liaison
146 Barrett Forum
(319) 226-2012