Title IX

Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 prohibits any person in the United States from being discriminated against on the basis of sex in seeking access to any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. The U.S. Department of Education, which enforces Title IX, has long defined the meaning of Title IX’s prohibition on sex discrimination broadly to include various forms of sexual harassment and sexual violence that interfere with a student’s ability to equally access our educational programs and opportunities. The entire Title IX Grievance Policy is available here.

Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment), in person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator, or by any other means that results in the Title IX Coordinator receiving the person’s verbal or written report. 


Contact Information for the Title IX Coordinator:

Name: Lynn Smith

Title: Executive Director: Human Resources and Title IX Coordinator

Office Address: 310 College St, Barbourville, KY 40906 

Email Address: tlsmith@unionky.edu

Telephone Number: 606-546-1206


Name: James Becknell

Title: Dean of Students and Assistant Title IX Coordinator

Office Address: 310 College St, Barbourville, KY 40906 

Email Address: james.becknell@unionky.edu

Telephone Number: 606-546-1233

Such a report may be made at any time (including during non-business hours) by using the telephone number or electronic mail address, or by mail to the office address listed for the Title IX Coordinator.

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