Title IX

"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)

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 extra-curricular activities
    • Financial assistance
    • Student employment assistance
    • Health services and student insurance
    • Marital or parental status
    • Athletics and physical education

Adoption of procedures to provide prompt and equitable resolution of complaints is a critical function of the Title IX Coordinator. The Coordinator assists individuals alleging sexual harassment or discrimination in filing their grievance(s). The Coordinator also works in conjunction with other College officials through a vibrant Title IX Committee focused on prevention and policy development.

The Title IX Coordinator at Mount Mercy University is Malinda Jensen.


Malinda Jensen
Dean of Students & Title IX Coordinator
240N University Center
mjensen@mtmercy.edu  |  319-363-1323 ext. 1630

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