UK Title IX Coordinator

Title IX Statement

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities which receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX states 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.”

Title IX Coordinator
In accordance with Title IX regulations the University of Kentucky has designated Patty Bender, Assistant Vice President for Equal Opportunity as Title IX Coordinator. As Title IX Coordinator she is responsible for university compliance, questions regarding Title IX, concerns and complaints of non-compliance.

Contact Information:
Patty Bender, Assistant Vice President for Equal Opportunity
Office: Institutional Equity and Equal Opportunity
Address: 013B Main Building Lexington, KY 40506
Phone 859-257-8927
Fax 859-323-3739


Title IX Information
Questions and Answers on Title IX and Sexual Violence by the United States Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights

The United States Department of Education (ED)
What’s at Stake- Title IX: What You Should Know by the National Women's Law Center


Policy and Procedures for Addressing and Resolving Allegations of Sexual Assault, Stalking, Dating Violence, and Domestic Violence

UK's policy for addressing and resolving allegations of sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, and domestic violence (AR. 6.2) can be found here. Procedures applicable to investigations, allegations, and adjudication of cases involving AR 6.2 can be found here


Additional resources may be found at the Office of Student Conduct's Title IX; Sexual/Gender Based Offenses

If you would like to report sexual based misconduct, please fill out the Reporting a Student Conduct Policy Violation Form.