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Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, and provides as follows.

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.

Lindenwood University is committed to maintaining an environment that is free from sexual discrimination, sexual and gender-based harassment and violence, relationship violence, stalking and retaliation.  The university does not discriminate on the basis of sex in matters of education, extracurricular activities, programs, athletics, admissions, housing, services, financial aid, or in the context of employment (collectively, the “programs and employment”).  Sexual harassment that denies or limits a person’s ability to participate in or benefit from the university’s programs and employment is a form of prohibited discrimination.

Policy Purposes

Consistent with the University’s Non-Discrimination Notice and the U.S. Department of Education’s implementing regulations for Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) (see 34 C.F.R. § 106 et seq.), the University prohibits Sexual Harassment that occurs within its education programs or activities.

For purposes of this policy, Sexual Harassment includes quid pro quo sexual harassment, hostile environment sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.

This policy prohibits Sexual Harassment meeting specific definitions according to the Title IX regulations.  The University also prohibits other sexual misconduct, not falling under specific Title IX regulatory definitions.  Such conduct may include quid pro quo sexual harassment, hostile environment sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence or stalking that occurs outside of the university’s education programs or activities or outside the United States; or unwelcome conduct that does not rise to the level of hostile environment sexual harassment, as defined in this Policy, but is otherwise prohibited by the University.  The term “sexual misconduct” is used throughout this policy as a term to refer to such conduct that may be prohibited by the University and addressed through other University procedures.

Prohibited Conduct

For purposes of this policy, Sexual Harassment includes quid pro quo sexual harassment, hostile environment sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.

Reporting & Contacts

The university encourages all university members to promptly report all incidents of Sexual Harassment as soon as possible in order to maximize the university’s ability to respond promptly and effectively.  The university does not, however, limit the time frame for reporting. 

The following reporting contacts are private – but not confidential – resources, as defined in our policy.  The designated reporting contacts are

  • Title IX Coordinator / Interim Dean of Students
    • Kelly R. Moyich, J.D., Library and Academic Resources Center, Suite 209, 209 S. Kingshighway, St. Charles, MO 63301, (636) 255-2275, kmoyich@lindenwood.edu
  • Associate Director of Residential Life
    • Jesus Lopez, Evans Commons Room 3010, 209 S. Kingshighway St. Charles, MO 63301, (636) 949-4312, jlopez@lindenwood.edu
  • Public Safety & Security
    • Mr. Ryan Anderson, Spellmann Center, 4th floor, 209 Kingshighway, St. Charles, MO 63301, (636) 949-4911, randerson1@lindenwood.edu
  • Vice President for Human Resources (for employees)
    • Deb Ayres, Stumberg Hall, 209 S. Kingshighway, St. Charles, MO 63301, (636) 949-4405, dayres@lindenwood.edu.

Although certain individuals or entities are designated reporting contacts, all employees, including but not limited to faculty and staff, who are aware of Sexual Harassment are required to report the information to the Title IX coordinator unless otherwise designated as a confidential resource.

Lindenwood University
209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301