Truett McConnell University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities and prohibits such discrimination by students, faculty, and staff. Nondiscrimination on the basis of sex is mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq.), and the corresponding implementation regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 106).

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 was the first comprehensive federal law to prohibit sex discrimination against students and employees of educational institutions.

Title IX prohibits sex discrimination in any federally funded education program or activity. Sexual misconduct includes sexual harassment and sexual violence, which constitutes sexual discrimination.

Title IX Coordinators

Title IX Coordinators are responsible for overseeing the university’s response to such reports, and identifying as well as addressing any patterns or systemic problems revealed by such reports. This would include ensuring that appropriate steps are taken to investigate or otherwise determine what occurred. When investigations reveal that reported sexual misconduct creates a hostile environment, the Title IX coordinator is responsible for taking prompt and effective steps which are reasonably calculated to end the sexual misconduct, eliminate the hostile environment, prevent its recurrence and, as appropriate, remedy its effects.

To ensure compliance with Title IX, Truett McConnell University has appointed a Title IX coordinator and two Deputy Title IX coordinators, who are listed below:

Title IX Coordinator

Dr. Jason Graffagnino (jgraffagnino@truett.edu)

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee Title IX complaints and identifying and addressing any patterns or systemic problems that arise during the review of such complaints.
  • Conduct Title IX training.

Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students

Dr. Amy Harbst (aharbst@truett.edu)

Responsibilities:

  • Respond to reports of sexual misconduct from students.

Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Employees

Rachael Meggitt (rmeggitt@truett.edu)

Responsibilities:

  • Respond to reports of sexual misconduct from faculty and staff.