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Title IX Committee Bylaws

Article I - Name

The name of this committee shall be the University of North Florida (UNF) Title IX Committee ("Committee").

Article II - Authority

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.

Article III - Purpose

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.

Article IV - Membership

Section 1. Committee Composition

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.

Section 2. Additional Campus Resources

Depending upon the issues brought before the Committee, the membership will confer and consult with units within their division as necessary and appropriate.

Article V - Officers

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.

Article VI - Functions and Responsibilities

Section 1. Chair

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.

Section 2. Vice Chair

The Vice Chair of the Title IX Committee shall serve in the absence of the Chair.

Article VII - Meetings

Section 1: Meetings

  • Frequency of Meetings. Meetings of the Title IX Committee shall occur no less than once each semester per academic year. Meetings during the summer semester may be held at the option of the chair and/or vote of the committee.
  • Special Meetings. Special meetings of the Title IX Committee may be called by the Chair as deemed necessary.
  • Sunshine Law. Title IX meetings shall be held in compliance with Florida's Government in the Sunshine Law, Chapter 286 and Chapter 119 Florida Statutes. As such, reasonable notice of the meetings will be provided. The meetings will be open to the public and held in a location where the public can attend. All members of the advisory committee who are present shall vote on issues when a vote is called. Minutes of the meetings shall be retained.

Section 2. Attendance

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.

Section 3. Quorum

A simple majority of the voting membership shall be present and sufficient to constitute a quorum for the transaction of Committee business.

Section 4. Minutes

The proceedings of all meetings shall be memorialized through minutes that document discussions and committee actions.

Article VIII - Committee Staff

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.

Article IX - Parliamentary Authority

The rules contained in the current edition of Robert's Rules of Order shall govern the operations of each meeting as applicable.

Article X - Amendment of Bylaws

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.