Lee University is committed to prohibiting discrimination based on sex in accordance with federal guidelines. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. § 1681) and the Department of Education’s implementing regulations prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in federally assisted education programs and activities: “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 aid....” In addition, the Supreme Court, Congress, and federal executive departments and agencies, including the Department, have recognized that sexual harassment can constitute discrimination prohibited by Title IX.

The Title IX coordinator at Lee University is Brittany Gates, director of student care. She is charged with monitoring compliance with these laws and regulations. Questions regarding Title IX, as well as concerns and complaints of noncompliance, may be directed to her:

Brittany Gates

Brittany Gates
Phone: (423) 473-3817
Office: CEN-117
Email: bgates@leeuniversity.edu

Title IX applies to a wide array of programs within the university, not just athletics. Other areas covered include: recruitment, admissions, financial aid, and scholarships; course offerings and access; residential facilities; counseling; hiring and retention of employees; and benefits and leaves.

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