Title IX

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

"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 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

Nate Klein

Dr. Nate Klein

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

Eden Freedman

Dr. Eden Wales Freedman

Title IX Deputy Coordinator, Associate Professor of English
ewalesfreedman@mtmercy.edu | (319) 363-1323 x1856  

Tom Doermann

Tom Doermann

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

Connie Albaugh

Connie Albaugh

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

Danielle Rudd

Danielle Rudd

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

Bethany Davenport

Beth Davenport

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

Chance McWorthy

Chance McWorthy

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


Jeremiah Fields

Trained Investigator, Assistant Director of Residence Life
jfields@mtmercy.edu | (319) 363-1323 x1030

To Report an Incident

Use this form to report an incident of sexual misconduct.

The Good Book contains Mount Mercy University's policy regarding Title IX, Campus SaVE Act, and VAWA.

For further information regarding Title IX, including nondiscrimination complaint policies and procedures at Mount Mercy University, please contact Mount Mercy University’s Title IX Coordinator.

Compliance with the provisions outlined in Title IX, Campus SaVE Act, and VAWA does not constitute a violation of section 444 of the General Education Provisions Act (20 U.S.C. 1232g), commonly known as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA).

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