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Title IX

Carson-Newman University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or veteran’s status in its programs and activities.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities which receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX specifically states that “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 assistance.” Sexual harassment of students, which includes sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX. Under the guidelines provided by Title IX, sexual violence refers to physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person’s will or where a person is incapable of giving consent due to the victim’s use of drugs or alcohol.

Carson-Newman University understands its obligations under Title IX to protect students in connection with all academic, educational, extracurricular, athletic and other programs it sponsors whether those programs take place on campus or off campus. Carson-Newman University expects its students to refrain from sexual misconduct at any time and at any place.

Those who have a complaint regarding sexual assault, stalking, domestic violence, dating violence or other violations of the Sexual Misconduct Policy should contact the Campus Title IX Coordinator, who will initiate an investigation in accordance with the complaint and grievance procedures outlined in the Student Handbook. More information is provided in the Discrimination and Harassment Section of the Student Handbook.

The Title IX Coordinator for Carson-Newman University is the Director Human Resources:

Title IX Coordinator
Elaine W. Smith, SPHR
1646 Russell Avenue Fite Administration Building, Suite 204
Jefferson City, TN 37760
Office Telephone: (865) 471-7164


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