Part of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title IX stipulates that “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 assistance.”

Lauren Bowen, Associate Academic Vice President for Student Learning Initiatives and Diversity, serves as the Title IX coordinator for John Carroll University. She ensures that all campus constituencies receive appropriate training. Any concerns about possible violations of Title IX, which include all allegations of sexual discrimination in the educational arena including but not limited to sexual harassment and sexual assault, should be reported to Dr. Bowen. She can be reached at or by phone at 216.397.4374. Her office is located in the Office of the Provost, AD 133 Building.