Know Title IX

Know Title IX

"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefit of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal Financial assistance."

Nine Things to Know About Title IX
  1. Title IX is a landmark federal civil right that prohibits sex discrimination in education.
  2. Title IX does not apply to female students only
  3. Schools must be proactive in ensuring that your campus is free of sex discrimination.
  4. Schools must have an established procedure for handling complaints of sex discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual violence.
  5. Schools must take immediate action to ensure a complainant-victim can continue their education free of ongoing sex discrimination, sexual harassment or sexual violence.
  6. Schools may not retaliate against sometime filing a complaint and must keep complainant-victim safe from other retaliatory harassment behavior.
  7. Schools can issue a no contact directive under Title IX to prevent the accused student from approaching or interacting with you.
  8. In cases of sexual violence, schools are prohibited from encouraging or allowing mediation (rather than a formal hearing) of the complaint.
  9. Schools cannot discourse you from continuing your education since you have a right to education under Title IX.
Title IX Contacts at Northark

Title IX Coordinator — Chris LaFata, Dean of Arts, Science and Business , Room M154N (870) 391-3322, chris.lafata@northark.edu

Deputy Title IX Coordinator — Kris Greening, Director Human Resources, Title IX Policy & Investigation Coordinator 1515 Pioneer Drive, Harrison, AR 72601, Room M125, (870) 391-3215, (870) 754-4578, kgreening@northark.edu.

South Campus Deputy Title IX Coordinators

Coach Bobby Howard, Athletic Director, Title IX Athletic compliance, South Campus Room G200A (870)391-3343, robert.howard@northark.edu.

Sheila Ogier, Student Accounts, Title IX Investigator, South Campus, Room M182 (870)391-3291, sogier@northark.edu

Michelle Byler, EOC Academic Advisor, Title IX Investigator, South Campus, EOC Office, (870)391-3130, michelle.byler@northark.edu

Mandy Moore, Assistant Registrar, Title IX Investigator, South Campus, Admissions Office (870)391-3531, mmoore@northark.edu

Mandy Kilbourn, Director Institutional Effectiveness, Title IX Investigator, South Campus, (870)391-3148, amanda.kilbourn@northark.edu

Brandon Cone, Media Specialist, Title IX Investigator, South Campus, (870)391-3556, brandon.cone@northark.edu

Seychelle Mahoney, Faculty, Coach, Title IX Athletics Training, South Campus, Room G102 (870)391-3286, smahoney@northark.edu

North Campus Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Scott Howie, Director Technical Programs, Title IX Reporting Compliance, North Campus front desk (870)391-3513, showie@northark.edu

Northark Campus Police
870-391-3559
870-414-3124
870-715-7533

Local Police
870-741-5463

Sanctuary Women's Shelter
870-5771483

NARMC Hospital
870-414-4000

Ozark Rape Crisis Center
870-741-4141

Mercy Hospital in Berryville
870-423-3355