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Role of the Title IX Coordinator

Filed Under: Coordinator Role

Do the Title IX regulations specify who can and cannot serve as a recipient’s Title IX Coordinator?


The Title IX regulations state in 34 C.F.R. § 106.8(a): “Each recipient must designate and authorize at least one employee to coordinate its efforts to comply with its responsibilities under this part, which employee must be referred to as the ‘Title IX Coordinator.’” Thus, the restriction placed on a recipient’s choice of a Title IX Coordinator is that the person must be the recipient’s “employee.” Additionally, under 34 C.F.R. § 106.45(b)(1)(iii), the Title IX Coordinator must serve without bias or conflicts of interest, and receive the training specified in that provision. The same requirements apply at all educational levels (e.g., elementary and secondary schools, and postsecondary institutions). As explained below in response to Question 2, the Title IX Coordinator cannot serve as OCR-000126 2 the decision-maker who makes the determination regarding responsibility. See 34 C.F.R. § 106.45(b)(7)(i).

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