SEXUAL DISCRIMINATION, SEXUAL HARASSMENT, AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE
FAU TITLE IX COORDINATORS

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education, provides as follows:

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance….” 

Sex discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual violence, as further described in FAU Regulation 5.010 available at www.fau.edu/eop .  The following staff members have primary responsibility for overseeing Title IX compliance.


To download a copy of the Discrimination/Harassment Complaint Processing Form click here.



TITLE IX Coordinator for the University:

Paula Behul, Director
Equal Opportunity Programs 
Florida Atlantic University  
Administration Bldg., Suite 265 
Boca Raton, FL 33431
561-297-3004
pbehul@fau.edu                           
Duties and Responsibilities:
Functioning as the Title IX Coordinator for 
the University; responsible for University-wide
Title IX compliance, including training, education,
communicating and coordinating the Title IX
review processes for faculty, staff, students and
other members of the University community.


 


 
TITLE IX Deputy Coordinator for Complaints Involving FAU Students:

Joanna Ellwood
Associate Dean of Students
& Director for Student Conduct
Florida Atlantic University 
SS-8, 226
Boca Raton, FL 33431
561-297-3542
 jellwood@fau.edu
The Office of the Dean of Students is responsible for
assisting in Title IX compliance for matters involving
FAU students, including training, education, communication,
and administration of complaints involving students.  To
file a complaint involving a FAU student and sexual
harassment, sexual discrimination, or sexual violence, you
may contact the Title IX Deputy Coordinator listed or the
Title IX Coordinator for the University.   

TITLE IX Deputy Coordinator for Complaints Involving FAU Athletics:

Melissa Dawson
Associate Director
Intercollegiate Athletics
Florida Atlantic University
Building 67, Room 205
Boca Raton, FL  33431 
561-297-2683
mdawson@fau.edu
      
To file a complaint involving a FAU student athlete, 
coach or athletic adminisrator and sexual harassment,
sexual discrimination, or sexual violence, you may contact
the Title IX Deputy Coordinator listed or the Title IX
Coordinator for the University. 



                                                                                 
 


If you believe you are a victim of a crime and you wish to talk to an advocate, you may contact FAU Victim Services at 561-297-0500 or http://www.fau.edu/police/victimservices.

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