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Title IX

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces, among other statutes, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX states that:

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.

Campus SaVE Act

The Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act represents a turning point in our nation’s handling of sexual misconduct on college campuses and universities. Introduced by U.S. Senator Bob Casey and House Representative Caroline Maloney, SaVE will complement the Title IX Guidance by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.

Reporting/Grievance Procedure

As a caring community, MSU places a premium on student and employee safety and healthy relationships. PG-6 sends a clear and unmistakable statement against sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, assault, exploitation, stalking, dating violence and domestic violence. To report a crime of sexual misconduct, complete the Sexual Misconduct/Harassment Campus Wide Incident Report Form.


In accordance with changes in federal law, the Office of Civil Rights mandates MSU to update its requirements and train its employees and students on sexual misconduct. MSU offers training through United Educators. Go to MSU Title IX Training.

It is the intent of MSU to ensure all responsible employees and students understand how to recognize, respond, and report sexual misconduct. Training is required for all students and employees of MSU.


Title IX Coordinators

Lora Pace
217 Adron Doran University Center

Andrea Stone, deputy coordinator
Rice Bldg

Assistant Title IX Coordinators

Richard Fletcher
186 Academic Athletic Center 

William Grise
105C Lloyd-Cassity Bldg.

Sara Larson
307 Allie Young Hall

Dr. Robert Royar
307D Breckinridge Hall

Nondiscrimination Statement

Morehead State University is committed to providing equal educational opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, and armed forces service medal veterans, or disability in its educational programs, services, activities, employment policies, and admission of students to any program of study. In this regard the University conforms to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. This includes: Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, Equal Pay Act of 1963, Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and Kentucky Revised Statutes 207.130 to 207.240. Vocational educational programs at Morehead State University supported by federal funds include industrial education, vocational agriculture, business education, and the associate degree program in nursing. Any inquiries should be addressed to: Affirmative Action Officer, Morehead State University, 301 Howell-McDowell, Morehead, KY 40351, 606-783-2097.