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Title IX

Miami University is committed to maintaining a healthy and safe learning, living and working environment and to creating an environment that promotes responsibility, dignity and respect in matters of sexual and interpersonal conduct.

New Title IX Regulations to Take Effect on August 1, 2024

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance, such as Miami University.

On April 19, 2024, the U.S. Department of Education released the Final Rule under Title IX. The new regulations were published on April 29, 2024, and will take effect on August 1, 2024.

The Title IX team and the Office of the General Counsel is in the process of reviewing the new requirements to ensure that all necessary changes are made to University policies, procedures, practices, and resources on or before the effective date of the new regulations. Current Title IX policies remain in effect until August 1, 2024.

Please contact Kenya Ash, Title IX Coordinator, with questions at (513) 529-7157 or


Kenya D. Ash
Title IX Coordinator

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger

Dial 911 (emergency).


For immediate confidential crisis intervention or support

Call/text Women Helping Women's 24-hour crisis line at 513-381-5610 (24 hr. hotline)

Help is only one call away

Navigating college life is an exciting journey filled with new experiences and opportunities, but it's also essential to be prepared for the unexpected and emergencies. Please use this information if you should ever need immediate assistance.

Campus and Community Police

If you are uncertain where the incident occurred or which agency to contact, MUPD is available to help you determine which agency has jurisdiction and will help you to report the matter to that agency if you wish.

On campus

If the incident occurred on campus, contact MUPD:

Police Services Center
911 or 513-529-2222


If the incident occurred in Oxford, contact the Oxford Police Department (OPD):

11 S. Poplar St, Oxford
911 or 513-524-5240

Reports to Law Enforcement

Students who believe they have experienced sexual misconduct or interpersonal violence may report both to the University’s Deputy Title IX Coordinator and pursue criminal charges against the person or persons they believe to have committed the crime. A criminal charge and a University investigation may be pursued at the same time. Support and resources are available regardless of criminal charges, University investigation or University disciplinary action.

Please note: A report should be made on behalf of any person who is incapacitated and unable to report. Reports may be made by students who have experienced a Title IX violation or others on their behalf. Anonymous reports will be accepted; however, the University’s options for investigating or resolving anonymous reports may be limited because of the unique challenges presented.

How to Report

There are various ways to make a report or complaint of possible Title IX violations. You can make a report to the Deputy Title IX Coordinators via phone, email, walk in, or online.

Title IX Coordinator

Kenya Ash
Associate Vice President Equity and Equal Opportunity, Title IX Coordinator, Section 504 and ADA Coordinator
111 Hanna House

Oxford and Luxembourg Campus

Cecilie McGhehey
Assistant Dean of Students
and Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students
104 Warfield Hall

Regional Campus

Bennyce Hamilton
Regional Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives
and Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Regional Students

Note: Reporting to the Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Responsible Employees and/or Law Enforcement will put the University on Notice of an allegation. Please be aware that a criminal investigation is separate and distinct from Miami University’s institutional response. You may choose to report to both the University and Law Enforcement, one, or neither of these options, depending on your individual decision. These options are available simultaneously, and the University will cooperate with law enforcement agencies if a criminal investigation occurs.

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