What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits sex (gender-based) discrimination and harassment in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial funding.

Mississippi University for Women is committed to providing an educational environment that is free from all forms of discrimination and harassment, including gender-based discrimination and harassment.  Sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence, is a form of harassment.  The University provides support and resources to students, faculty and staff to address concerns related to gender-based discrimination and harassment, including sexual misconduct.

The Title IX Coordinator is the individual designated to assist the campus community regarding gender-based discrimination and harassment.  Some of the Title IX’s responsibilities include:

  • Tracking and monitoring incidents, including gender-based discrimination and sexual misconduct
  • Works closely with the Title IX Deputy Investigators to conduct investigations
  • Ensuring prompt and equitable resolution of complaints
  • Coordinating training, education and prevention efforts
  • Providing information on options for responding to and resolving complaints

Title IX Coordinator
Karen Clay
Welty 301
Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Office:  (662) 329-7100

When Should I contact the Title IX Coordinator?

Any student, faculty or staff member who has concerns about gender-based discrimination and harassment, including sexual misconduct, is encouraged to seek the assistance of the Title IX Coordinator or Title IX Deputy Investigators. 


Conversations with the Title IX Coordinator and/or Title IX Deputy Investigators are kept as confidential as possible, but information about incidents of sexual misconduct must be shared with relevant administrators if the college needs to take actions for reasons of community safety.  In all cases, the wishes of the person initiating the conversation are given full consideration.  If you would like to speak with someone strictly confidentially, contact one of the confidential support resources