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Storm Recovery Efforts

The Mount Mercy campus has sustained significant damage from the August 10 derecho wind storm. The campus is closed, and all students and non-essential employees are advised to stay home until further notice. Move-in is delayed, and more information will be available as power and cell service are restored. For updates, please visit the Storm Recovery webpage.

COVID-19 Update | Safe Return to Campus

Mount Mercy is excited to welcome students back to campus this fall. Courses will be offered in-person, hybrid, and online, and masks will be provided and required outside your solitary space. Common areas and classrooms have been configured for social distancing. For more information, visit the Safe Return webpage. NOTE: Storm recovery efforts may impact fall plans. Please check back.

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

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Dr. Nate Klein
Title IX Coordinator, Vice President for Student Success
nklein@mtmercy.edu | 319-363-1323 x1630

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

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Keesha Burke-Henderson
Trained Decision Maker, Director of Diversity & International Student Success
kburke-henderson@mtmercy.edu | 319-363-1323 x1713

Joe Cerruto
Trained Decision Maker, Director of Public Safety
jcerruto@mtmercy.edu | 319-363-1323 x1028

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

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Matthew Bejar
Trained Investigator, Assistant Professor of Psychology
mbejar@mtmercy.edu | 319-363-1323 x1861

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Beth Davenport
Trained Investigator, Director of Student Financial Services
bdavenport@mtmercy.edu | 319-363-1323 x1545

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Chance McWorthy
Trained Investigator, Director of Academic Operations and Registrar
cmcworthy@mtmercy.edu | 319-363-1323 x1310

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

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Derek Stephens
Trained Investigator, Head Track & Field Coach
dstephens@mtmercy.edu | 319-363-1323 x1029

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Trained Advisor, Director of Project Connect
jmcnabb@mtmercy.edu | 319-363-1323 x1396
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Trained Consultant, Assistant Director of Residence Life
jfields@mtmercy.edu | 319-363-1323 x1030
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Father Tony
Residential Chaplain, Confidential Resource 
tadawu@mtmercy.edu | 319-363-1323 x1848

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Sister Linda Bechen
Vice President for Mission and Ministry, Confidential Resource 
lbechen@mtmercy.edu | 319-363-1323 x1495

Michelle Snitselaar
Director of Health Services, Confidential Resource 
msnitselaar@mtmercy.edu | 319-363-1323 x1283

Counseling Services
Confidential Resource
counselor@mtmercy.edu | 319-368-6493

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

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)