Title IX: Sexual/Gender Based Offenses
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 Information
Questions and Answers on Title IX and Sexual Violence by the United States Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights
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.
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.
Patty Bender, Assistant Vice President for Equal Opportunity
Address: 013B Main Building Lexington, KY 40506
If you would like to report sexual based misconduct,
please fill out the Non-Academic Incident Report Form.
The Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Center
The Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Center works with students, staff, faculty, and community partners to eliminate the perpetration of sexual assault, partner violence and stalking. The VIP Center offers confidential services to any member of the UK community who has been impacted by interpersonal violence. Services include crisis counseling, legal and medical information and support, academic advocacy and other support services to assist survivors in the healing process. The VIP Center also provides a wide range of outreach and educational opportunities including the nationally recognized Green Dot bystander prevention program.
Beginning fall semester of 2014, the VIP Center began implementing Haven, an online violence prevention program. Haven addresses the critical issues of sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking. Haven is being implemented with incoming students, providing information about bystander intervention and ways they can safely intervene when they see someone at risk. Students are also provided information regarding policies and resources available both on and off campus. The combination of Haven and the Green Dot program provide students with the knowledge and skills to shape a violence-free campus.
Pregnant or Parenting Students
Do not wait until your child is born to begin making appropriate arrangements. Please talk to your academic advisor or the Academic Ombuds to begin the process. For additional information, see the following links:
Know Your Rights: Pregnant or Parenting? Title IX Protects You From Discrimination At School by the Office of CIvil RIghts
Pregnant and Parenting Students' FAQ by National Women's Law Center
Pregnant and Parenting Students; Know Your Rights by National Women's Law Center
Ask the Experts: Title IX and Pregnant and Parenting students by National Women's Law Center
Know Your Rights and Your College’s Responsibilities; Title IX and Sexual Assault by the American Civil Liberties Union
Know Your IX by Amy Poehler's Smart Girls