Title IX

Title IX protects students from gender discrimination on college campuses, including reports of sexual harassment and sexual assault.

Report an incident of sexual assault


Each college or university receiving federal financial assistance must designate at least one professional employee as the Title IX Coordinator to oversee compliance efforts and investigate any complaint of sex discrimination.

At Mount Mercy University, the Title IX Coordinator is responsible for monitoring the overall implementation of Title IX for the University. Major duties include, but are not limited to, monitoring the following areas:  

  • Admissions and recruitment
  • Educational programs and activities
  • Housing
  • Comparable facilities
  • Participation in curricular and extracurricular activities
  • Financial assistance
  • Student employment assistance
  • Health services and student insurance
  • Marital or parental status
  • Athletics and physical education

In addition, each school/university must designate at least one employee to evaluate current policy practices to ensure an institution's compliance with Title IX, coordinate efforts to effectively and efficiently respond to complaints of sex discrimination (including complaints of sexual harassment), and ensure as much as possible that every MMU employee and student has an equal education and employment opportunities. 

Mount Mercy University Title IX Team


Dr. Nate Klein
Title IX Coordinator

Vice President for Student Success
nklein@mtmercy.edu | 319-363-1323 x1630


Tom Doermann
Title IX Deputy Coordinator
Assistant Vice President for HR & Operations
tdoermann@mtmercy.edu | 319-363-1323 x1629 

Joe Cerruto
Trained Decision Maker

Director of Public Safety
jcerruto@mtmercy.edu | 319-363-1323 x1028


Connie Albaugh
Trained Investigator
Assistant Human Resources Director
calbaugh@mtmercy.edu | 319-363-1323 x1601


Matthew Bejar
Trained Investigator

Assistant Professor of Psychology
mbejar@mtmercy.edu | 319-363-1323 x1861


Beth Davenport
Trained Investigator

Director of Student Financial Services
bdavenport@mtmercy.edu | 319-363-1323 x1545


Chance McWorthy
Trained Investigator

Director of Academic Operations and Registrar
cmcworthy@mtmercy.edu | 319-363-1323 x1310


Danielle Rudd
Trained Investigator
Assistant Professor of Biology
drudd@mtmercy.edu | 319-363-1323 x1857

jennifer-mcnabb.jpg Jennifer McNabb
Trained Advisor

Director of Project Connect
jmcnabb@mtmercy.edu | 319-363-1323 x1396

Sister Linda Bechen
Confidential Resource 
Vice President for Mission and Ministry

lbechen@mtmercy.edu | 319-363-1323 x1495


Counseling Services
Confidential Resource

counselor@mtmercy.edu | 319-368-6493


Riverview Center 
Confidential Resource/Advocate
info@riverviewcenter.org | 319-540-0080

Health Services
Confidential Resource
healthservices@mtmercy.edu | 319-363-1323 x1283

All of our Title IX team and members of our community have been trained in the following ways, and the materials are available by request to the Title IX Coordinator:

  • Investigator, Decision-Maker, and Coordinator Training/Certification: atIXa
  • Employee Advisor Training: Deb Brydon, JD (most recent: August 31, 2020)
  • Student Bystander Training: Riverview Center and Mount Mercy University employees (most recent: Fall 2020)
  • New Regulations Video: Mount Mercy University Employees (last update: August 31, 2020)
  • EduRisk: Preventing Workplace Harassment (with specialized content for supervisors)
  • EduRisk: Preventing Sexual Harassment

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.

Legal Citation: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX)