According to Gerald Nevarez, NMSU Executive Director, Office of Institutional Equity:
Title IX requires an educational institution to promptly, effectively and impartially address sex discrimination/sexual harassment. This obligation occurs after a “responsible employee” has received actual or constructive notice of the alleged harassment.
A “responsible employee” is any employee who:
- Has the authority to take action to redress the harassment,
- Has the duty to report harassment or other types of misconduct to appropriate officials, or
- Is someone a student could reasonably believe has the authority or responsibility to redress or report such situations.
Because of our work with students, we need to understand what our obligations are under Title IX. Every SAEM employee should plan to attend Title IX training from NMSU’s Center for Learning and Professional Development. If you have not yet attended a training, please sign up for one of the sessions below.