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“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

-Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 to the 1964 Civil Rights Act

The Title IX Manager is the designated university official with primary responsibility for coordinating the university’s compliance with Title IX. This includes providing leadership for Title IX activities; providing consultation, education and training; and helping to ensure the University responds appropriately, effectively, and equitably to Title IX issues.

Title IX prohibits gender discrimination in all programs and activities of a University such as the University of La Verne. Although two of the most common applications of the law are athletics and sexual harassment, Title IX also applies to admissions, financial aid, academic matters, career services, counseling and medical services, and all other programs and activities available to students at the University of La Verne. If you have additional questions or concerns about Title IX, you can contact the Title IX Coordinator.

Mandatory Reporter

All University employees, including faculty, staff, and student workers (including Residence Hall Assistants, coaches and assistant coaches) who have a responsibility for student welfare are required to share with the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinator any report of sexual misconduct they receive or of which they become aware.

All members of the University community, even those who are not obligated by this policy, are strongly encouraged to report information regarding any incident of sexual misconduct to the IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinator.

Certain members of the University Community who are serving in a privileged professional capacity (e.g., licensed counselors, clergy, and medical providers) are not bound by this expectation, except as required by law.

When a report of sexual misconduct is investigated, the complainant, respondent and all identified witnesses who are interviewed in the investigation will be notified of the University’s expectation of confidentiality/privacy.  The University will make all reasonable efforts to maintain the confidentiality/privacy of the parties involved in sexual misconduct investigations.

Title IX Deputy Coordinators

Loretta H. Rahmani, Ed.D.
Dean of Student Affairs
Abraham Campus Center – 1st Floor
(909) 448-4053 or (909) 448-4050
lrahmani@laverne.edu
Beatriz Gonzalez
Vice Provost & CDO Academic Affairs Office
Founders – Hall 106
(909) 448-4512
bgonzalez@laverne.edu