GCU's Commitment to Title IX

At Grand Canyon University (GCU), we are committed to maintaining an academic environment that is free from gender or sexual discrimination so members of the GCU community can fully access and benefit from the university's programs and activities. Learn more about the sexual misconduct policies at GCU.

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GCU is also committed to upholding Title IX, which prohibits sexual discrimination in education programs that receive federal funding; nearly all colleges and universities benefit from federal funding.

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Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Coordinator

Title IX Coordinator
For Title IX concerns, contact:
Jennifer Lech, PhD
Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and University Registrar
3300 W. Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85017
602-639-5900
titleix@gcu.edu

Deputy Coordinators
For students:
Tim Griffin
Dean of Students
602-639-6647
tim.griffin@gcu.edu

For faculty and staff:
Patti Stoner
Director of Human Resources 
602-639-6744
patti.stoner@gcu.edu

For athletics:
Jamie Boggs
Director of Athletics
602-639-6611
jamie.boggs@gcu.edu

U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
Building 400 Maryland Ave., SW
Washington, D.C. 20202
Phone: 800-421-3481
Fax: 202-453-6012
TDD: 800-877-8339
ocr@ed.gov

Information about Sexual Discrimination, Harassment and Violence

Sex Discrimination
Sex discrimination is a form of harassment that involves treating someone unfavorably because of that person's sex. Sex discrimination also can involve treating someone less favorably because of their connection with an organization or group that is generally associated with people of a certain sex, or because of the person's non-conformance with sex stereotypes.

Sexual Harassment

  • 67 percent of students reported experiencing harassment on campus.
  • 61 percent witnessed another student being harassed on campus.
  • Only 17 percent of students said that they reported harassment to a person of authority.
  • 46 percent of students indicated that harassment was the source of disappointment with their college experience.
  • 20 percent reported that harassment limited their ability to concentrate in class.
  • 23 percent said that harassment prevented them from attending class or other social activities on campus.

Sexual Violence

  • It is estimated that the percentage of completed or attempted rape victimization among women in higher educational institutions may be between 20 percent and 25 percent over the course of a college career.
  • Nine out of 10 victims of rape and sexual assault in college know their offender.
  • Off-campus sexual victimization is much more common among college women than on-campus victimization. Of victims of completed rape, 33.7 percent were victimized on campus and 66.3 percent off campus.
  • Freshmen and sophomores are at greater risk for victimization than juniors and seniors.