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What is Title IX?

“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

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.

Resources

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.

The UAS Title IX Response Team is trained to assist in responding to reports of sexual misconduct. All sexual misconduct reported will be taken seriously and investigated. Information will be kept private among appropriate University Officials. To make a report of sexual harassment or assault, email title9@uas.alaska.edu, or contact any member of the UAS Title IX Team.

Title IX Coordinator (Juneau/Regional)

Lori A. Klein

Title IX Coordinator/HR Training Coordinator

Phone: 796-6036

Email:

In Ketchikan

Gail Klein

Student Services Manager, Title IX Resource Staff

Phone: 228-4508 Fax: 225-3624

Email:

Ziegler Bldg, Room 203D

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.

SSC Manager, Counseling and Disability Services, Sitka Title IX Resource

Phone: 747-7703

Email:

Student Success Center

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, Sitka Title IX Resource

Phone: 747-7706

Email:

Sitka Director's Office

Sitka Campus

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.

Student Training

Safety is a priority at UAS. Students can only reach their highest potential if they feel safe and respected. UAS is committed to providing training to all students and employees to foster respectful and safe classrooms and campuses.

Beginning Fall 2017, degree-seeking students and students living in campus housing are required to complete online Title IX: Sex and Gender-based Discrimination Training. This requirement applies regardless of age or course delivery method; students enrolled in distance degree programs are required to complete the course.

To access the training:

  1. Log in to the UAOnline Student Training page
  2. Select Haven or Haven Plus

The training takes approximately 1 – 1.5 hours, and you can work at your own pace. Please plan to complete Part 1 of Haven or Haven Plus by October 31, 2017. Failure to do so will prevent access to Spring 2018 course registration.

Questions? Contact Eric Scott, Dean of Students: 907-796-6389.

Employee Training

In order for UAS to respond effectively and to proactively stop instances of sex and gender-based discrimination, all employees with the exception of Counseling and Health staff have been designated responsible employees. Responsible employees must report any sex or gender-based discrimination (sexual harassment, sexual assault or other forms of sexual violence, and gender-based discrimination) to the Title IX Coordinator within twenty four hours.

UAS is committed to train all responsible employees on how to recognize and identify sexual discrimination, the various forms of sexual harassment, our commitment to responding to allegations, how to file a report, and relevant resources available.

All employees must complete Title IX: Sex and Gender-based Discrimination Training within 30 days of hire and annually thereafter.

To access the training:

  1. Log in to the UAOnline Employee Training page
  2. Select Haven for Faculty and Staff

Part 1 of the training takes approximately 1 – 1.5 hours, and you can work at your own pace. You will receive Part 2 of the training 30 days after you complete Part 1. Part 2 takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.

Question? Contact your direct supervisor or Lori Klein, Title IX Coordinator: 907-796-6036.

 
 

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