IX Things Faculty and Staff Can Do To Support BGSU's Title IX Efforts

I. Share the name and contact information of the Title IX Coordinator

  • This is a regulatory requirement
  • Include links to our website on your website pages or in your syllabus
  • Title IX concerns may be referred to Lakeshia Dowlen, Title IX Coordinator at 207 Hayes Hall, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403; phone: 419-372-7751; email: dowllak@bgsu.edu.

II. See It. Hear It. Report It. Report incidents you become aware of to the Title IX Coordinator as quickly as possible. Once you are aware, the university is on notice. The Office for Civil Rights has given colleges and universities 60 days to resolve a report. That 60 clock begins when you are told something. Rest in knowing that once you report, it is no longer something you are responsible for managing. Our process still gives control to the person who has been harmed. Incidents may be reported online or by contacting the Title IX Coordinator (see number I).

III. Participate in Faculty and Staff Title IX Training. These trainings are a requirement for faculty and staff. Online trainings are sent out annually by the Office of Human Resources. In person trainings which will specifically address mandatory reporting requirements are on the following dates:

Current Training Sessions:

  • Currently, there are no available training sessions being offered. Please check for added training sessions at a later time. 

Past Training Sessions:

  • Title IX/Clery Training Faculty/Staff 10/22/19 9:30 am-11:00am Education 115
  • Title IX/Clery Training Faculty/Staff 8/21/18 9:00 am-10:30 am Education 201
  • Title IX/Clery Training Faculty/Staff 9/17/18 11:30 am-1:00 pm Education 115
  • Title IX/Clery Training Faculty/Staff 10/17/18 3:30 pm-5:00 pm Education 115
  • Title IX/Clery Training Faculty/Staff 11/2/18 11:30 am-1:00 pm Education 115

IV. Recognize and stop harassing/bullying behavior on the basis of gender, gender identity and gender expression in your classroom. Eliminate sexist language, comments and conduct. For assistance, contact any of the Title IX Deputies https://www.bgsu.edu/bgsucares/title-ix/contact.html

V. Support our students’ right to self-identify and respect their decisions. 

·         Ask for pronouns and preferred names, and use them.

VI. Add Title IX language to your syllabi. Some professors are already using disclosure language on their syllabi. See sample language provided on the Title IX website.

VII. Ensure equal access and equal participation for pregnant and parenting students in your classrooms. If you have a question about pregnant and/or parenting students, please contact Dr. Faith DeNardo at 419-372-9351 or at faithy@bgsu.edu.

VIII. Attend SafeZone or Trans101 training through the LGBTQ+ Resource Center.  

IX. Ensure your department has protocols in place for students to make up any academic work they may miss as a result of an incident or to transfer jobs or miss work without penalty. Work with the Office of the Dean of Students or Title IX Office if you have questions.

Updated: 01/02/2024 02:01PM