Sexual and Gender-Based Discrimination/Title IX
Title IX is a federal civil right that prohibits sex and gender-based discrimination in education. All members of the University of Alaska Southeast community and visitors have the right to be free from all forms of gender and sex-based discrimination, including sexual assault, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.
Sexual and Gender Based Discrimination Policy
The Board of Regents of the University of Alaska System affirms its commitment to a safe and healthy educational and work environment in which education programs and activities are free of discrimination on the basis of sex. The board further affirms its commitment to respond appropriately to sexual harassment and sexual violence, in accordance with applicable law as amended from time to time, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in employment), Alaska Statute 18.80, and due process of law.
- Chancellors will have primary responsibility for a campus educational and workplace climate free from discrimination and intimidation based on sex, and for appropriate and timely response to sexual harassment and sexual violence at their respective universities, including extended sites;
- Chancellor will provide updates to the board regarding compliance with this sex discrimination and sexual misconduct policy at least bi-annually in December and June and more often as required by circumstances; and
- The president will ensure system oversight and coordination among the universities in implementing this policy.
The full policy and regulation (Chapter 01.04) can be found:
University of Alaska Board of Regents website: https://alaska.edu/bor/policy-regulations/
Title IX Reporting and Resources
Students, employees, and guests to the university experiencing sex or gender-based discrimination are encouraged to consult with a confidential resource and/or report the incident immediately. Confidential resources are people or services not required to report disclosures of gender discrimination or sexual misconduct to other campus or community authorities. At UAS, confidential resources include campus and community counseling services, and advocate services. Confidential resources can provide a wide range of options available to victims. To access a list of confidential resources, please visit: uas.alaska.edu/titleix or www.alaska.edu/stopthesilence/
The Title IX Coordinator at UAS is trained to assist in responding to reports of gender-based or sexual misconduct. When a report is received, UAS will take steps to assist the reporting party in making sure that the behavior is stopped, to prevent its recurrence and to provide remedies. For more information about how to make a report, visit uas.alaska.edu/titleix.
Though anonymous reports are permitted, doing so may limit the university’s ability to investigate and respond to a complaint. Anonymous reports can be made at www.alaska.ethicspoint.com or through the uas.alaska.edu/policies/titleix.html website.
To submit a report, contact:
Lori Klein, Title IX Coordinator
11066 Auke Lake Way
Hendrickson Building, Suite 202
Juneau, AK 99801
Employee Responsibilities Under Title IX
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 staff member. UAS counselors and health care providers are considered confidential resources, and are not required to inform Title IX staff when they receive a report.
Title IX Prevention and Awareness Efforts
The UAS Title IX office, in conjunction with campus and community partners, will provide a wide range of programming each year to raise awareness of and prevent incidences of sexual harassment and sexual violence, and increase student and employee safety. UAS offers bystander intervention as a primary prevention program through Green Dot, Inc. an evidence-based national curriculum. For more information about UAS Green Dot, contact the Title IX Coordinator.