The Catholic University of America

Responsibilities of the Title IX Coordinator

Frank Vinik, Title IX Coordinator

170 Leahy Hall, 620 Michigan Avenue, Washington, D.C. 20064

 tel. (202) 319-4177, e-mail TITLEIX-COORD@CUA.EDU


Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

The University is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of sex in any educational program or activity that receives federal funding. Sexual harassment and sexual violence are forms of sex discrimination.  The University must designate a Title IX Coordinator who is responsible for implementing compliance. 

The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for monitoring the overall implementation of Title IX for the University and coordinating compliance with Title IX in all areas covered by the implementing regulations. Duties include the following:

        developing grievance procedures;


        receiving complaints from students as well as staff and faculty employees and overseeing the grievance process;


        identifying and addressing any patterns or systemic problems that arise during the review of a complaint;

        providing training to relevant employees regarding the grievance process; and

        providing ongoing consultation and technical assistance to the institution regarding Title IX requirements.

Areas that are monitored by the /Title IX Coordinator include but are not limited to:

        Admissions and Recruitment


        Educational Programs and Activities




        Comparable facilities


        Access to course offerings


        Participation in extra-curricular activities


        Financial assistance


        Student employment assistance


        Health services and student insurance


        Marital or parental status


        Athletics & physical education


Violence Against Women Act of 2013 (VAWA)  

VAWA expands the The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and incorporates into law several provisions of the Department of Education's Dear Colleague Letter of April 2011 regarding Title IX.  Among other requirements, VAWA requires additional and ongoing education, notice and training faculty and staff regarding sexual violence.  The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for providing that training.


University Title IX Website

Office of General Counsel Title IX webpage

Dear Colleague Letter on Sexual Violence, April 4, 2011


Sexual Offenses Policy

Equity in Athletics (Title IX) Policy

Non-Retaliation Policy