Title IX Coordinators - Edinboro University

          Title IX Coordinators

          The Title IX Coordinators at Edinboro University ensure that Title IX and ADA/Section 504 are being followed and offer support and legal assistance to those with problems or complaints about discrimination.

          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 Title IX Coordinators

          Andrew Matt, JD - Title IX Coordinator & Investigator
          Phone: 814-732-1564
          Email: titleix@edinboro.edu or amatt@edinboro.edu

          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.