Title IX at Model

Last Updated: 12/6/2021 1:52 PM

Model Laboratory Schools at Eastern Kentucky University (“Model”) is committed to providing a working and learning environment that is free from discrimination based on sex, including sexual harassment and sexual violence. Model does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its education or employment programs or activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), its regulations, and certain other federal and state laws prohibit discrimination in such a manner. Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex includes sexual harassment.

Title IX’s requirement not to discriminate in any of Model’s education programs or activities applies to both students and employees and extends to both admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations to Model may be referred to EKU/Model’s Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinator, the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the United States Department of Education, or both:

 

Title IX Coordinator

Lindsey A. Carter, J.D.

Eastern Kentucky University

521 Lancaster Ave., CPO 37A

Richmond, KY 40475

Lindsey.Carter@EKU.edu

859.622.8020

Deputy Title IX Coordinator—Model

Kim Puckett

Model Laboratory Schools

521 Lancaster Ave.

Richmond, KY 40475

Kim.Puckett@EKU.edu

859.622.8445

Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

U.S. Dept. of Education Office for Civil Rights

400 Maryland Ave., SW

Washington, D.C. 20202-1100

1-800-421-3481; 1-800-877-8339 (TDD)

202-453-6012 (Fax)

OCR@ed.gov
 

Who is the Title IX Coordinator?

Model, as operated by Eastern Kentucky University, reports to EKU’s Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX Coordinator has appointed Deputy Title IX Coordinators at Model to oversee investigatory processes and procedures for student on student matters. Model’s Deputy Title IX Coordinators coordinate Model’s efforts to comply with its responsibilities under Title IX and its regulations.

 

Who can contact the Title IX Coordinator?

Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, to the Title IX Coordinator and/or Deputy Title IX Coordinator, regardless of whether the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment. For allegations of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment that is between students, reports shall be made to the Deputy Title IX Coordinator—Model.

 

How can I contact the Title IX Coordinator?

Any person can contact the Title IX Coordinator and/or Deputy Title IX Coordinator in person, by mail, telephone, or by electronic mail, by using the contact information listed above, or by any other means that results in the Title IX Coordinator and/or Deputy Title IX Coordinator receiving the person’s verbal or written report. A report may be made at any time (including during non-business hours) by using the telephone number or electronic mail address, or by mail to the office address listed for the Title IX Coordinator and/or Deputy Title IX Coordinator.


What is sexual harassment?

Title IX defines sexual harassment as conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following:

  • A Model employee conditioning the provision of an aid, benefit, or service of Model on an individual’s participation in unwelcome sexual conduct;
  • Unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to Model’s education program or activity; or
  • Sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking.

 

How does Model respond to reports of sexual harassment?

All students and employees are encouraged to report sexual harassment to the Title IX Coordinator and/or Deputy Title IX Coordinator. Upon receiving a report of sexual harassment in an education program or activity, the Deputy Title IX Coordinator will contact the complainant (the individual alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sexual harassment) to discuss the availability of supportive measures and explain the process for filing a formal complaint of sexual harassment.

Model also reserves the right to remove a respondent (the alleged perpetrator of conduct that could constitute sexual harassment) from its education program or activity on an emergency basis, subject to the requirements of Title IX and its regulations.

 

What is a formal complaint of sexual harassment?

Either a complainant or the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinator can file a formal complaint alleging sexual harassment against a respondent.

To qualify as a formal complaint, the document must be filed by a complainant (a document or electronic submission that contains the complainant’s physical or digital signature, or otherwise indicates that the complainant is the person filing the formal complaint) or signed by the Title IX Coordinator and/or Deputy Title IX Coordinator. The document must allege sexual harassment against a respondent and request that Model investigate the allegation of sexual harassment.

At the time of filing a formal complaint, a complainant must be participating in or attempting to participate in Model’s education program or activity.

 

How does Model respond to formal complaints of sexual harassment?

Formal complaints of sexual harassment trigger the grievance procedures prescribed by Title IX and its regulations. Model’s grievance procedures for formal complaints of sexual harassment and complaints including allegations of sexual harassment are set forth in Model Procedure 09.428111 AP.11 referenced below.

Model is committed to fostering an environment free from discrimination on the basis of sex. To the extent that any Model policy or procedure regarding discrimination or harassment on the basis of sex (as defined by Title IX) conflicts with the Title IX regulations effective August 14, 2020, Title IX and its regulations will control.


Copies of these policies and procedures can be accessed online at https://www.model.eku.edu/Content2/school-policies-procedures or be requested from the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinator.

  • Policy 09.13 (Equal Educational Opportunities – Students)
  • Policy 09.428111 (Title IX Sexual Harassment – Students)
  • Procedure 09.428111 AP.1 (Notice to Individuals Regarding Title IX Sexual Harassment/Discrimination)
  • Procedure 09.428111 AP.11 (Title IX Sexual Harassment Grievance Procedures)
  • Procedure 09.428111 AP.21 (Title IX Sexual Harassment Reporting Form)

Title IX Sexual Harassment Reporting Form