Title IX at Lincoln Memorial University
The Office of Institutional Compliance oversees the University’s compliance with federal law and handles all complaints of discrimination. The Title IX Coordinator is designated to oversee the University’s compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The Title IX Coordinator coordinates the University responce to alleged discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking, in accordance with the University's policies and procedures.
Kelly Hawk, Title IX Coordinator/Institutional Compliance Officer
Office: Grant-Lee 115 (Harrogate), D.S.O.L 249 (Knoxville)
Troy Poore, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Office: Student Center 320
- Sexual Harassment/Title IX Policy and Grievance Process
- Report a Title IX Incident
This form may be completed by any student, vendor, visitor, or employee of LMU to report an alleged violation of LMU’s Title IX Policy. The University’s Title IX policy prohibits discrimination based on sex, including but not limited to sexual harassment such as sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. While as much information as possible is appreciated, you may still submit this form if you do not have all of this information.
Please be advised that submitting this form will share the information with the Title IX Coordinator. It will not immediately require that there will be an investigation.
- File a Formal Complaint
A formal complaint is a document filed by a Complainant, or signed by the Title IX Coordinator, alleging sexual harassment against a Respondent and requesting that the Office of Institutional Compliance investigate the allegation(s) of sexual harassment. There is no deadline to file a formal complaint. At the time the formal complaint is filed, the Complainant must be participating in, or attempting to participate in, LMU or JFWA’s education program or activity. Once a formal complaint is filed, the University is required to investigate the allegations contained in the formal complaint.
A formal complaint may be filed by the Complainant by:
• Completing the online form,
• Submitting a signed document via mail to the Title IX Coordinator at to Title IX Coordinator, 6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway Harrogate, TN 37752
• Sending an email with a digital signature to the Title IX Coordinator to kelly.hawk@LMUnet.edu or TitleIX@LMUnet.edu; or
• Submitting a signed document in person to the Title IX Coordinator at DAR 210 (Harrogate) or Duncan School of Law 249 (Knoxville).
- Title IX Team Training
The Title IX Team, including the Title IX Coordinator, Deputy Coordinator, and other trained LMU employees, have gone through extensive training to serve in their roles in the Title IX greivance process. The team receives annual and ongoing training on a wide variety of issues per federal and state requirements.
For the purposes of compliance with section 106.45 of the Title IX Final Rules, we have included a link to the training materials used to train individuals participating in the LMU or J. Frank White Academy Title IX Process.
- Title IX Coordinator Training
The LMU Title IX Coordinator has undergone the following trainings through Institutional Compliance Solutions:
The Title IX Coordinator has also participated in the following:
The University also has a membership to ATIXA and uses ATIXA resources which can be inspected here.
- Higher Education Team Training
LMU trains the employees who participate in the LMU Title IX Grievance Process using training developed by Institutional Compliance Solutions. Employees must have completed training prior to participation in the grievance process. The following links are provided for inspection:
Individuals facilitating Informal Resolution receive the following training:
- Trainings for K-12 Trained Employees
LMU trains the employees who participate in the J. Frank White Academy Title IX Grievance Process using training developed by Institutional Compliance Solutions. Employees must have completed training prior to participation in the grievance process. The following links are provided for inspection:
- Title IX Coordinator Training