Title IX

Sexual Harassment; Sexual Violence; Sexual Assault

 

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects individuals from discrimination based on sex in any educational program or activity operated by recipients of federal financial assistance. Sexual harassment, which includes acts of sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX, as is gender-based bullying and hazing. The University of North Florida has a sexual Misconduct Regulation that provides additional information. 

Roles and Responsibilities

Title IX Administrator


Responsible for coordinating the University's efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX and its implementing regulations, and is primarily responsible for coordinating the investigation of all Title IX complaints in collaboration with the Tittle IX Coordinators and other University investigative units/offices. 

 

Cheryl Gonzalez picture

Ms. Cheryl Gonzalez 

Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity 

Phone: (904) 620-2507 

Email: cheryl.gonzalez@unf.edu

 

Title IX Coordinators


 Karen Patterson

Academic Affairs Title IX Coordinator

Dr. Karen Patterson

Phone (904) 620-5279

Email:  karen.patterson@unf.edu  

Coordinates, provides assistance and refers faculty and faculty administrators, and staff, in all units reporting to the Provost and respective Vice President, in collaboration with the Title IX Administrator, for reporting of and investigating complaints and issues, awareness and outreach, education, and communication. 

 

Rocelia Gonzalez

Administration and Finance Title IX Coordinator

Ms. Rocelia Gonzalez 

Phone: (904) 620-2870 

Email: rrgonz@unf.edu  

Coordinates, provides assistance and refers staff in all units reporting to the respective Vice President, in collaboration with the Title IX Administrator, for reporting of and investigating complaints, awareness and training, education, and communication.     

 

Donna Kirk

Athletics Title IX Coordinator

Ms. Donna Kirk 

Phone: (904) 620-2819 

Email: d.kirk@unf.edu  

Coordinates, provides assistance and refers student-athletes, coaches, and staff in collaboration with the Title IX Administrator for reporting of and investigating complaints, awareness and training, education, and communication. 

 

Tom VanSchoor

Student Affairs Title IX Coordinator

Mr. Tom VanSchoor 

Phone: (904) 620-1491 

Email: tvanscho@unf.edu   

Coordinates, provides assistance and refers students, and student organizations and staff under the guidance and purview of the respective Vice President, in collaboration with the Title IX Administrator for reporting of and investigating complaints, awareness and training, education, and communication.