Sex discrimination is prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, a federal law that provides 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 financial assistance.”  Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination.  Sexual harassment includes a variety of unwelcome behavior of a sexual nature, including gender-based harassment, unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, sexual violence, and sexual assault. Please read BVU’s Policy Against Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct, which addresses the University’s prohibition of the following forms of sex discrimination: sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual exploitation.  Allegations of sex discrimination that do not involve sexual misconduct will be handled in accordance with BVU’s Non-Discrimination Policy.

The Title IX Coordinator is the designated staff member of the University with primary responsibility for coordinating University Title IX compliance efforts, including the University’s efforts to end sexual misconduct, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects.  The Title IX Coordinator oversees and monitors the University’s overall compliance with Title IX-related policies; the implementation and oversight of grievance processes and procedures, including review, investigation, and resolution of reports of sexual misconduct; and the provision of educational materials and training for the campus community.

Inquiries or complaints about Title IX, sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or other forms of sexual misconduct may be directed to the University’s Title IX Coordinator:

Emily Gallagher
Title IX Coordinator | University Compliance Manager
Students Affairs Offices – Swope Hall
712-749-2165
titleix@bvu.edu