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NEW TITLE IX REGULATIONS FROM DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

On May 6, 2020, the United States Department of Education released new regulations under Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 related to sexual discrimination in education.  FAU’s Office of Equity, Inclusion and Compliance and the Dean of Students’ Office are in the process of carefully reviewing our policies and regulations to ensure consistency with the new regulations before the August 14, 2020 effective date. 

FAU will continue to comply with applicable federal, state and local discrimination/harassment laws to provide an educational, employment and business environment free of all forms of discrimination or harassment. The Office of Equity, Inclusion and Compliance will continue to work with the Dean of Students’ Office and our campus partners to offer services and educational programs designed to prevent and respond to prohibited sexual conduct and other forms of unlawful discrimination.

If you have any questions about Title IX or have been a victim of sexual misconduct, please contact FAU’s Title IX Coordinator, Donald Kamm at (561) 297-3004.  Additional information and resources can be found in the menu to the left and below.  

 

COVID-19 EIC OFFICE Information

 Dear Members of the FAU Community:

The Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Compliance (EIC) wants to remind members of our community that maintaining our programs and activities free from unlawful discrimination remains a priority for the University. As we transition to our remote working environments, please be mindful of the following:

EIC remains open and operational via remote means. Anyone impacted by sex/gender discrimination or any other unlawful discrimination within the university environment is encouraged to make a report http://fau.edu/report/ or call our office as phones have been forwarded.  Investigations will be conducted remotely through Skype, Microsoft Teams, or other means as deemed practicable.

University regulations and policies on unlawful discrimination and sexual misconduct apply to behaviors that occur online (http://www.fau.edu/policies/policiesregulations.php). Any behavior that is prohibited by policy is also prohibited in cyber-forms, including cyber-harassment, cyber-bullying that is based on a protected class, and cyber-stalking.

If you have an ongoing case and have any questions, reach out to the assigned investigator.  If you do not receive a response, please contact the main EIC Office number at 561-297-3004 and leave a message in the general mailbox.  

Faculty and staff who are mandated reporters are reminded that reporting of alleged discrimination or harassment based on a protected category is required when they become aware of incidents or allegations involving members of the campus community, regardless of how they learn of the potential misconduct, whether in person, in writing, or online.  

Information on the university’s discrimination regulation and sexual misconduct policies and procedures and be found here (http://www.fau.edu/policies/policiesregulations.php), and our online reporting form can be accessed here (http://fau.edu/report/).

 

WELCOME TO THE OFFICE OF EQUITY, INCLUSION AND COMPLIANCE

Earth with handsThe Office of Equity, Inclusion and Compliance promotes a working and learning environment free from any form of unlawful discrimination or harassment.  We focus on the needs of the University community through establishing meaningful partnerships with faculty, students, staff, administrators and the public.  The Office supports the incorporation of inclusion and diversity in its programming as well as training initiatives.

The Title IX Office is housed in the Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Compliance.  Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 is a federal law that states: 

"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."

The University is committed to responding promptly and effectively when it learns of any form of possible discrimination based on sex. The University responds to reports of sexual harassment, including sexual violence, as part of its efforts to stop the harassment and prevent the recurrence of possible sex discrimination.

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Kenneth R. Williams Administration Building
777 Glades Road, Room 265
Boca Raton, Florida 33431-0991

Office Hours

Monday through Friday - 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact Us

Phone: 561-297-3004
Fax: 561-297-2402
Florida Relay System: 800-955-8771

Our Team

Donald Kamm, J.D.
Executive Director and Title IX Coordinator
dkamm@fau.edu

Ed Rowe
Associate Director/ADA Coordinator
erowe@fau.edu

Ruba E. Kanaan, J.D.
Assistant Director, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
rkanaan@fau.edu

Ryan Kelley, J.D.
Assistant Director
kelleyr@fau.edu 

Evelyn Cruzpino
Compliance Services Manager
ecruzpino@fau.edu