The Campus Violence Prevention Program raises awareness and promotes the primary prevention of interpersonal and sexual violence to create a safe campus environment.The program informs students and employees of their rights regarding reporting instances of violence and ensures access to counseling, victim advocacy, legal assistance, and supportive services available on campus and in the community. The program serves a vital role in promoting bystander intervention and educating the campus to prevent interpersonal violence.


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Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education.

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

Though often thought of as a law that applies to athletics programs, Title IX is much broader than athletics and applies to many programs at Southeast Missouri State University. While compliance with laws is everyone’s responsibility at Southeast, listed below are the staff members who have primary responsibility for Title IX compliance. The Title IX Coordinator’s duties and responsibilities include monitoring and oversight of overall implementation of Title IX compliance at the University, including coordination of training, education, communications, and administration of grievance procedures for faculty, staff, students and other members of the University community.

Title IX Coordinator
Sonia R. Rucker
Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity
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(573) 651-2524

There are a few Deputy Title IX Coordinators on campus as well. These deputy coordinators are responsible for specific areas of campus

For complaints against students:
Dr. Randy Carter
Assistant Dean of Students
UC422, MS1500
(573) 651-2264

For complaints against faculty, staff and visitors:
Title IX Coordinator
Sonia R. Rucker
Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity
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For Students and Employees in Athletics:
Cindy Gannon
Senior Associate Director of Athletics/Senior Woman Administrator
1221 Broadway, MS0200
(573) 651-2997

Though reporting Title IX violations is important, Southeast Missouri State University is also committed to providing support and counseling to those who have experienced sexual violence, dating violence, or stalking.

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