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Title IX Coordinators


Title IX Coordinators

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq., and its implementing regulations, 34 C.F.R. Part 106, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities operated by recipients of Federal financial assistance. 

According to the April 4, 2011, Dear Colleague Letter from the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights

  • The sexual harassment of students, including sexual violence, interferes with students' right to receive an education free from discrimination and, in the case of sexual violence, is a crime. 
  • Sexual harassment is unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature. It includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual violence is a form of sexual harassment prohibited by Title IX.
  • Sexual violence, as that term is used in this letter, 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. An individual also may be unable to give consent due to an intellectual or other disability. A number of different acts fall into the category of sexual violence, including rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion. All such acts of sexual violence are forms of sexual harassment covered under Title IX. 



Edinboro University has two Title IX Coordinators

University Title IX Coordinator

Wayne Patterson
Acting Director for Human Resources and Labor Relations 
(814) 732-2703

The University’s Title IX Coordinator’s responsibilities include overseeing all Title IX complaints, including complaints involving gender equity in athletics, as well as identifying and addressing any patterns or systemic problems that arise during the review of such complaints.

Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Gender Equity in Athletics

Bruce Baumgartner
Edinboro University Athletics

The Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Gender Equity in Athletics monitors the provision of equal athletic opportunities in athletics programs which is specifically addressed in the Title IX implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. § 1 06.41. The Title IX implementing regulation, at 34 C.F.R. § 106.41 (a) states that “no person shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, be treated differently from another person or otherwise be discriminated against in any interscholastic, intercollegiate, club or intramural athletics offered by a recipient, and no recipient shall provide any such athletics separately on such basis.”

Individuals with concerns about gender equity in athletics are encouraged to contact the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Gender Equity in Athletics.