About Title IX at UCF
LET’S BE CLEAR...
Title IX is the law
Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination based on the sex (gender) of employees and students of educational institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Title IX’s prohibition of sex discrimination includes prohibition of sexual harassment and sexual violence. Sexual harassment is unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature and can include unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature, including rape and sexual assault.
UCF does not tolerate sex discrimination, sexual harassment or sexual violence of any kind. This prohibition is further explained in the University’s Prohibition of Discrimination, Harassment and Related Interpersonal Violence. To ensure compliance with Title IX and other federal and state civil rights laws, the University has designated Matt Ricke as the University’s Title IX Coordinator. Matt is charged with monitoring compliance with Title IX and ensuring that reports of sex discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual violence are investigated and addressed by the University.
The What to do When a Student Reports Sexual Violence, Relationship Violence and/or Stalking document outlines the process and provides resources for assisting students and fulfilling the University’s reporting requirements for employees.
Any student, faculty, or staff member with questions or concerns about the applicable University policies or who believes that he or she has been the victim of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual violence is encouraged to contact the University’s Title IX Coordinator.
As stated in the Prohibition of Discrimination, Harassment and Related Interpersonal Violence the University will not pursue disciplinary action against Complainants or witnesses for disclosure of illegal personal consumption of drugs or alcohol where such disclosures are made in connection with a good faith report or investigation of Prohibited Conduct.
Title IX Response Team
The Title IX Response Team includes key UCF partners who work to address issues of sexual assault, intimate partner violence and stalking on campus. The Title IX Response Team’s collaborative work helps to ensure that UCF provides a coordinated, compassionate, trauma-informed response to victims and survivors.
Title IX and Diversity
UCF acknowledges that personal identities (such as race, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, citizenship status,) can impact how someone reacts to sexual misconduct, including recovery.