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“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 to the 1964 Civil Rights Act

What is Title IX

Title IX is most commonly associated with equal opportunity for women in athletics. However, it is so much more than that. Title IX is a federal law prohibiting sex discrimination in educational institutions receiving federal funding. While the two most common applications of the law are towards athletics and sexual harassment, Title IX also applies to: admissions, financial aid, academic matters, career services, counseling and medical services, and hiring and employment.

All members of the university community, guests and visitors have a right to be free from sexual misconduct. Sexual misconduct includes but is not limited to sexual harassment, sexual assault and other forms of sexual violence. If you have concerns or need to report an incident, please contact a Title IX Coordinator or Investigator.


Know your IX

Know Your IX

Here's a short video on the 9 things to know about Title IX in 89 seconds. Courtesy of knowyourix.org.

Emergency Services

  • Emergency Services: 911
  • Bartlett Regional Hospital (*J): 907-796-8900
  • Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (*J): 907-463-4040
  • PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center (*K): 907-225-5171
  • Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital (*S): 907-966-2411
  • Sitka Community Hospital (*S): 907-747-1760

Confidential Resources

  • UAS Counseling Services *(J, K, S): 907-796-6000
  • WISH: Women in Safe Homes (*K): 907-225-9474 (local) 1-800-478-9474 (toll-free)
  • SAFV: Sitkans Against Family Violence (*S): 907-747-6511 (local) 1-800-478-6511 (toll-free)
  • AWARE: Aiding Women in Abuse & Rape Emergencies (*J): 907-586-1090 (local) or 1-800-478-1090 (toll-free)
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
  • RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673
  • Alaska Network on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault: 907-586-3650

 *J= Juneau, K = Ketchikan, S = Sitka

Confidential Resources are not required to share information about sexual misconduct with the Title IX office.

UAS has designated a Title IX Coordinator to respond to all reports of sexual misconduct. In addition to the Title IX Coordinator, UAS has designated a number of staff trained to assist in sharing resources and making referrals. To make a report of sexual harassment, sex discrimination or sexual violence, email title9@uas.alaska.edu or contact any staff member listed below.

Title IX Coordinator (Juneau/Regional)

In Ketchikan

Gail Klein

Student Services Manager, Title IX Resource Staff

Phone: 228-4508Fax: 225-3624

Email:

Ziegler Bldg, Room 203D, Ketchikan Campus

Ketchikan Campus

Education

B.B.A, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Biography

I've loved living in Alaska since I first arrived here at the tender age of 2.  I've been blessed to see much of the state having lived in Chugiak, Talkeetna, Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Ketchikan.  The beauty and serenity of this special place we live (even with the large amounts of rain) is inspiring.  After graduating from a little Alaskan high school (we had a graduating class of 18 students) I attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks, graduating with a BA in Business Administration in 1990.  I 've had the pleasure of working with college students for over twenty years and I am inspired by the perseverance of our students as well as the power of education to help students change their lives for the better.

Other

Advising contact for transfer, nursing, social work, elementary education and business students.

In Sitka

Christopher Washko, M.S.

Student Services Manager, Counseling and Disability Services

Phone: 747-7703

Email:

Student Services

Sitka Campus

http://www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support

Education

B.A., B.S. Alma College

M.S. Indiana State University

Counseling Certificate, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Nicole Rogers

Human Resources, Title IX Resource Staff

Phone: 747-7706

Email:

Sitka Director's Office

201, Sitka Campus

Current Policies

Proposed Policy Changes

The University of Alaska Statewide Title IX Committee is seeking your support to transform P01.02.020 from a non-discrimination and Title IX compliance statement to a broad Discrimination, Discriminatory Harassment, and Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct policy that guides all issues around discrimination, discriminatory harassment and sexual and gender-based misconduct.

On February 17, 2016, President Johnsen issued a charge to the Statewide Title IX Committee to revise UA BOR Policies and Regulation in 04.02, 04.07, 04.08, and 09.02 to meet federal compliance. After a review of all the existing policies, the Statewide Title IX Committee established that the best course of action is to expand P01.02.020 to one policy governing all response to discrimination, discriminatory harassment, and sexual misconduct.

Below is a draft revision of BOR P01.02 along with justification and rationale. Edits to relevant personnel policies (BOR P04) and student conduct polices (BOR P09.02) are also included with justification and rationale. Please send comments and feedback to Lori Klein, UAS Title IX Coordinator at laklein@uas.alaska.edu or 907-796-6036. All feedback due by close of business, March 28, 2016.

Helpful Information to Share with Survivors of Sexual Assault

  • Survivors can speak with someone at any time. Reporting is always a choice. Choosing one route does not exclude other options. Survivors should pursue whatever routes will be most helpful to recovery, and that pathway may change over time.
  • Confidential support is available through UAS Counseling Services (for local and distance students), community mental health care providers, religious leaders and the local women/family shelters.
  • If a survivor wishes to file a criminal complaint, she/he should contact their local police department. Advocates (available through local shelters) and attorneys can accompany survivors.

UAS Employee Responsibilities

In order for UAS to respond effectively and to proactively stop instances of gender-based and sexual misconduct, all employees must report information they have about alleged or possible sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator. Lori Klein can be reached at: 907-796-6036 / laklein@uas.alaska.edu.

UAS counselors and health care providers are considered confidential resources and are not required to inform the Title IX office when they receive a report.

The immediate goal of the Title IX office is to stop inappropriate behavior, prevent its recurrence and provide appropriate remedies to the victim. More broadly, UAS is committed to providing a safe and nurturing educational and workplace environment for our students and employees.

 
 

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