The name of this committee shall be the University of North Florida (UNF) Title IX Committee ("Committee").
The Title IX Committee shall serve to provide review, direction, support and advisement to the UNF President on matters pertaining to compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. These deal with non-discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs, services, and activities receiving or benefiting from federal financial assistance.
The committee is charged with monitoring, evaluating, and determining if sex or gender-based equity exists in the areas of Financial Aid, Student Housing, Admissions, Intercollegiate Athletics, Employment and Compensation, and with coordinating the university's efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX and its implementing regulations, including the investigation of Title IX complaints and sexual misconduct.
The membership of the Title IX Committee shall be comprised of appropriate university officials that reflect the purpose for which this committee was formed. It shall include, but not be limited to: Title IX Administrator, Title IX Coordinators (Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, Administration and Finance and Athletics), Human Resources, General Counsel, University Police Department, Compliance, Student Government, Intercollegiate Athletic Committee, Faculty Representative, Student Athlete, Housing, Enrollment Services, Student Conduct, and Faculty Association.
Depending upon the issues brought before the Committee, the membership will confer and consult with units within their division as necessary and appropriate.
The officers of the Title IX Committee shall be the Chair and Vice Chair. The Chair shall be appointed by the University President and the Vice Chair shall be elected by the Title IX Committee.
The Chair of the Title IX Committee shall preside over each meeting and shall appoint any sub- committees necessary for the functioning of the committee.
The Vice Chair of the Title IX Committee shall serve in the absence of the Chair.
Committee members have a duty to continually serve based on their job functions and will continue as a committee member until a replacement is required due to attrition or other form of separation from the unit or from UNF.
A record of attendance shall be maintained in the minutes of all meetings.
A simple majority of the voting membership shall be present and sufficient to constitute a quorum for the transaction of Committee business.
The proceedings of all meetings shall be memorialized through minutes that document discussions and committee actions.
The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity (EOD) shall serve as Title IX Committee staff. It shall be responsible for meeting logistics and administrative support.
The rules contained in the current edition of Robert's Rules of Order shall govern the operations of each meeting as applicable.
These bylaws can be amended at any regular meeting of the Committee by a majority vote. All amendments must be submitted to the University President for approval.
Recommended unanimously by the University of North Florida Title IX Committee on May 20, 2015.