Title IX applies to all aspects of education including course offerings, financial aid, housing, employment, health services, education programs and activities, and athletics.

An institution's athletics programs must meet the following requirements to be in compliance with Title IX.

  1. Meet one of the following three tests for participation requirements:
    1. provide participation opportunities for women and men that are substantially proportionate to their respective rates of enrollment of full-time undergraduate students; 
    2. demonstrate a history and continuing practice of program expansion for the underrepresented sex; and
    3. fully and effectively accommodate the interests and abilities of the underrepresented sex.
  2. Female and male student-athletes must receive athletics scholarship dollars proportional to their participation.
     
  3. Equal treatment of female and male student-athletes in the provisions of:
    1. equipment and supplies,
    2. scheduling of games and practice times,
    3. travel and daily allowance per diem,
    4. access to tutoring,
    5. coaching,
    6. locker rooms, practice and competitive facilities,
    7. medical and training facilities and services,
    8. housing and dining facilities and services,
    9. publicity and promotions,
    10. support services, and
    11. recruitment of student-athletes.

How to Report Discrimination in Athletics Based on Sex

Reports of discrimination based on sex in Oberlin's athletic programs can be made directly to

Rebecca Mosely, Title IX coordinator, rebecca.mosely@oberlin.edu
440-775-8555
Carnegie Building, Room 204
52 W. Lorain St., Oberlin, OH 44074

or

Erica Rau, deputy Title IX coordinator for athletics, erica.rau@oberlin.edu
440-775-8505
Phillips Gym, Room 102
200 Woodland St., Oberlin, OH 44074

Within five (5) business days of filing, the Title IX coordinator shall send written notice of receipt of the complaint to the complainant and shall notify the athletics equity coordinator of the complaint.

The athletics equity coordinator shall be an administrator in the athletics department designated by the director of athletics and physical education to implement grievance procedures regarding allegations of discrimination in athletics based on sex, in consultation with the director of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

In advance of filing a complaint, and in addition to the informational/informal resolution processes described above, any student or employee may elect to seek an informal resolution of their concerns by consulting with the athletics equity coordinator. In the case of a varsity sports participant, such informal resolution may include consultation with their coach. Such consultation or informal resolution is not a prerequisite for filing a complaint.

The name and contact information of the Title IX coordinator are as follows:

Rebecca Mosely; rebecca.mosely@oberlin.edu, 440-775-8555,
Carnegie Building Room 204
52 W. Lorain St., Oberlin, OH 44074

The name and contact information of the deputy Title IX coordinator for athletics are as follows:

Erica Rau; erica.rau@oberlin.edu, 440-775-8505,
Phillips Gym, Room 102
200 Woodland St., Oberlin, OH 44074

The Title IX coordinator shall subsequently take the following steps to investigate the complaint. At all times, the Title IX coordinator shall advise each person involved in the investigation that they are to keep the matter confidential. The Title IX coordinator also shall:

  • Interview the complainant and the person against whom the complaint has been filed (the respondent).
  • Provide both the complainant and the respondent with the opportunity to identify relevant witnesses and evidence. With the assistance as necessary of the athletics equity coordinator, the Title IX coordinator shall interview any such witnesses and review any such evidence.
  • Consult with the athletics department and the Office of the Dean of Students, as well as any other appropriate offices.
  • Based on the information presented, the Title IX coordinator shall identify any additional relevant sources of information. With the assistance as necessary of the athletics equity coordinator, the Title IX coordinator shall examine these sources of information.
  • Issue a report and recommendation within 45 days of receipt of a complaint containing a) a determination whether the preponderance of the evidence supports the allegation(s), with a description of the investigation as necessary; b) a recommendation for appropriate action. This report and recommendation shall be provided to the president or their designee.

If the report states a determination that the preponderance of the evidence supports the allegation(s), the president or designee shall decide the appropriate action, including but not limited to disciplinary action, after discussions with the athletics department and or the Office of the Dean of Students, within ten (10) days of receipt of the report.

If relevant to an assessment of potential disciplinary action, the president or designee may consider the total institutional record of the respondent.

The complainant, the respondent, and the Title IX coordinator shall receive written notification of the decision of the president or designee. The notification shall include a description of any steps the college shall take to prevent the recurrence of any discrimination or harassment and to correct discriminatory effects on the complainant and others, if appropriate.

The respondent, complainant, or Title IX coordinator may present written arguments to the president or designee appealing the decision of the president or designee within five (5) days of the issuance of the decision. The president or designee will have five (5) days from receipt of such written arguments to act.