What is Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination based on the gender of students and employees of educational institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Examples of Title IX Concerns.

“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.” 20 U.S.C. §1681

The United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is charged with enforcing compliance with Title IX. For more information on OCR, please visit www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html.

THE UNIVERSITY’S COMMITMENT TO TITLE IX COMPLIANCE

Notice of Nondiscrimination

The University of Arkansas prohibits discrimination against and harassment of its students, faculty, and staff, or any applicant for employment. It is the policy of the University of Arkansas to provide an educational and work environment in which thought, creativity, and growth are stimulated, and in which individuals are free to realize their full potential through equal opportunity. The university should be a place of work and study for students, faculty, and staff, that is free of all forms of discrimination, sexual intimidation and exploitation. Therefore, the University of Arkansas is committed to providing equal opportunity for all students and applicants for admission and for all employees and applicants for employment regardless of race, age, gender, sex (including pregnancy), religion, national origin, marital or parental status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. In addition, discrimination in employment on the basis of genetic information is prohibited. For the complete text of the non-discrimination policy, please refer to: Non-Discrimination Policy

Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX may be made to: 

Tyler R. Farrar, J.D.
Title IX Coordinator
1 University of Arkansas
Administration Building 427
Mailstop: ADMN 427
Office: (479) 575-7111 (voice) or (479) 575-3646 (tdd)
Cellphone: (479) 409-9972 (voice or text)
Fax: (479) 575-3719 (fax)
Email: tylerf@uark.edu Alternate e-mail for Title IX: titleix@uark.edu
Relay Services http://www.arkansasrelay.com/

 

 WHAT TYPES OF BEHAVIOR DOES TITLE IX COVER?

Gender Discrimination

Gender discrimination is prohibited in any educational program or activity, including athletics; recruitment, admissions, financial aid and scholarships; course offerings and access; counseling; hiring and retention of employees; and benefits and leave.  

Sexual Harassment

As defined by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual's employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual's work performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment. These actions include written communication of a sexual nature, offensive remarks about a person’s sex, regardless of where such conduct might occur. Harassment also occurs when there is conduct that, because of its severity and/or persistence, interferes significantly with an individual's work or education, or adversely affects an individual's living conditions.

It is the policy of the University of Arkansas to provide an educational and work environment in which thought, creativity, and growth are stimulated, and in which individuals are free to realize their full potential. The university should be a place of work and study for students, faculty, and staff, which is free of all forms of sexual intimidation and exploitation. Therefore, it is the policy of the University of Arkansas, to prohibit sexual harassment of its students, faculty, and staff and to make every effort to eliminate sexual harassment at the university. For the complete text of the sexual harassment policy, please refer to: Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Policy

Sexual Harassment Includes Sexual Assault and Sexual Violence

Sexual assault, sexual violence, domestic/dating violence and stalking are crimes. Victims are encouraged to report these crimes to the University of Arkansas Police Department (575-2222) or other local law enforcement. The quicker law enforcement learns of the incident, the more likely evidence can be collected and preserved and an investigation can proceed. If victims do not wish to pursue criminal charges, they may submit informational reports to the UAPD, local law enforcement, or seek the University’s administrative intervention. 

Title IX protects lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students and employees from discrimination, harassment, sexual assault and sexual violence including discrimination, physical aggression, intimidation, or hostility based on sex, sex-stereotyping or failure to conform to stereotypical gender norms.

Any student, faculty member, staff member, administrator, or visitor to the campus who has experienced or who has witnessed sexual harassment and/or other forms of sexual misconduct is strongly urged to report it. The university must know about such instances in order to stop them, protect victims and prevent future incidents. 

It is the responsibility of university faculty, administrators, and supervisors to report complaints of sexual harassment and/or other forms of sexual misconduct that they receive or of which they may become aware by immediately contacting the Title IX Coordinator at (479) 575-4019 (for student/faculty/staff complaints against faculty and staff) or the Deputy Title IX Coordinator at 575-5229 (for student complaints against students). When there is a relationship that involves legally recognized professional confidentiality between the complainant and the person to whom the harassment and/or other misconduct is reported, the report may be withheld at the request of the complainant. 

When appropriate, any member of the university community (students, employees, visitors, UAPD, etc.) may refer allegations of student sexual misconduct to the Title IX or the Deputy Title IX Coordinator. The Deputy Title IX Coordinator will communicate and consult with the student conduct system, as appropriate, which is described in the Code of Student Life. The Title IX hearing panel provides a just and equitable process for addressing alleged infractions by students. The system is intended to educate students, to help them make responsible decisions, and to be accountable for their actions.


For the complete text of the Board Policy, please refer to: Title IX Compliance Policy. For the complete text of the university's Sexual Assault policy, please refer to: Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Policy

The university has designated its Title IX Coordinator, with overall responsibility for oversight of the university’s compliance with its obligations under Title IX, including, but not limited to, its obligations to investigate and respond to allegations of sexual assault. For allegations of sexual assault by faculty, staff or other persons (other than students), the Title IX Coordinator coordinates with UAPD and the University Health Center to ensure that allegations of sexual assault reported to university officials are investigated and that confirmed allegations are addressed through University personnel processes, as appropriate. 

Tyler R. Farrar, J.D.
Title IX Coordinator
1 University of Arkansas
Administration Building 427
Mailstop: ADMN 427
Office: (479) 575-7111 (voice) or (479) 575-3646 (tdd)
Cellphone: (479) 409-9972 (voice or text)
Fax: (479) 575-3719 (fax)
Email: tylerf@uark.edu Alternate e-mail for Title IX: titleix@uark.edu
Relay Services http://www.arkansasrelay.com/

For allegations of sexual assault by students, the Deputy Title IX Coordinators, in consultation with the Title IX Coordinator, coordinates with University of Arkansas Police Department and the university Health Center to ensure allegations of sexual assault reported to University officials are investigated and that allegations are processed through the university student judicial process, as appropriate.   

Dr. Charles Small
Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Services
Office of Student-Athlete Success 
University of Arkansas Department of Athletics
Jerry and Gene Jones Family Student-Athlete Success Center
1229 Meadow Street
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Office: (479) 575-4424
E-Mail:clsmall@uark.edu 

Dr. Karen Hodges
Executive Director, AII
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Academic Integrity & Initiatives
Mailstop: ARKU634
Office: (479) 575-5229
Email: klhodges@uark.edu

Dr. Shane Barker
Director of Advising
Fulbright College Advising Center
J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Mailstop: MAIN 518 (Old Main)
University of Arkansas 
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Office: (479) 575-3007 
Email: sxb028@uark.edu

Kalesha McGraw
Asst. Director of Admissions
School of Law
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Mailstop: WATR 193 (Waterman Hall)
University of Arkansas
Office:  (479) 575-7645
Email: kmcgraw@uark.edu


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 Tyler R. Farrar, J.D.
Title IX Coordinator

1 University of Arkansas
Administration Building 427
Mailstop: ADMN 427

Office: (479) 575-7111 (voice)
Cellphone: (479) 409-9972
(voice or text)
Office: (479) 575-3646 (tdd)
Fax: (479) 575-3719 (fax)
Email: tylerf@uark.edu | Alternate Email for Title IX: titleix@uark.edu 

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