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Title IX Information

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that states: “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.

Fairmont State University is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination on the basis of sex and gender. Fairmont State University provides many resources to students, faculty, and staff to address concerns relating to discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, domestic misconduct, stalking, and retaliation..

Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the Fairmont State University’s Title IX Coordinator, Jessica Kropog Furgason, at (304) 367-4689 or

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Policy Against Retaliation

As the end of this unprecedented year draws near, the Office of Title IX and Compliance would like to take this opportunity to remind all employees of Fairmont State University’s policies regarding discrimination and retaliation. Fairmont State University is committed to upholding all statutes that prohibit discrimination in education, including Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008.

Per Fairmont State University Board of Governors Policy GA-01, employees are prohibited from retaliating against anyone who has made a report or complaint of discrimination, participated in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing concerning a claim of discrimination, or who refused to participate in any manner in an investigation. Retaliation means to intimidate, threaten, coerce, or discriminate against any individual for the purpose of interfering with any right or privilege at the University.

For more information, please review Policy GA-01. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Jessica Kropog Furgason, Title IX Coordinator and Compliance Specialist, at or (304) 367-4689.