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Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. Sex discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual assault. It 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.-Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX)

Title IX Personnel

Interim Title IX Coordinator

Leah Cech
Phone: 402.826.8118
Office: Perry Campus Center 144
Hours: Monday through Friday 9am-5pm

Title IX Investigator

Melissa Clouse

Information on Sexual Assault and Title IX

Initial Reporting of Incidents

All incidents should be reported immediately to one of the following offices. The staff of these offices will treat each case with sensitivity and confidentiality. In order for staff to respond effectively to an incident, it should be reported as soon as possible.

Reporting Options

Every report of sexual and/or relationship misconduct will be taken seriously and action will be taken as appropriate.

Click here for Doane University’s Online Anonymous Sexual Violence Report Form

Click here for Doane University’s Online Anonymous Crime and Threats Report Form

Begin an on-campus investigation:

Begin an off-campus investigation:

  • Sexual Assault Nurse Exam
    • An advocate can be present.
    • Evidence can be held at the local PD if you choose not to move forward.
  • Bryan Medical Center West Campus
    • ​402.481.1111 (Crete & Lincoln Campuses)
  • CHI Health Lakeside Hospital
    • ​402.717.8000 (Omaha Campus)
  • Police Departments
    • ​Crete non-emergency: 402.826.4311
    • Lincoln Victim Assistance Unit: 402.441.7181
    • Omaha non-emergency: 402.444.5600

 Helpful Links and Free Apps

Remember, you are not alone! The following offices can provide you with assistance and support.

Confidential Resources By Campus


Counseling Center

Health Center

Hope Crisis Center (24-hour crisis line)


Voice of Hope (24-hour crisis line)


WCA Omaha (24-hour crisis line)

Doane University's Policy on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault

Click here to review Doane University's Policy on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault


Sexual Assault
Engaging in any sexual contact other than intercourse with another person without that person's consent or cognizance.

Sexual intercourse (oral, anal, or vaginal) with another person without that person's consent or cognizance. Rape may be accomplished by forcing or coercing the victim to have sexual intercourse against their will, including the use of threat of physical force, or any behavior that is designed to intimidate and induce fear in the victim. Rape can also occur when a victim is under the influence of alcohol or drugs, is undergoing physical or emotional trauma, or is incapable of denying or giving consent (for example, when a victim is in an unconscious or semi-conscious state).

Acquaintance Rape or Date Rape

Rape committed against an acquaintance, friend, or date under any of the conditions described above. The victim's consent to socialize or date does not constitute consent to sexual intercourse. Acquaintance or date rape is still rape.

Domestic Violence

This includes asserted violent misdemeanor and felony offenses committed by the victim's current or former spouse, current or former co-habitant, person similarly situated under domestic or family violence law, or anyone else protected under domestic or family violence law.

Dating Violence

Violence by a person who has been in a romantic or intimate relationship with the victim. Whether there was such a relationship will be gauged by its length, type, and frequency of interaction.


A course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for their own, or other's safety, or to suffer substantial emotional distress.

Title IX Training Materials

In compliance with 34 CFR §106.45(b)(10)(i)(D) issued by the United States Department of Education under Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972, Doane University has made publicly available the training materials used to train Doane University's Title IX Coordinator.

Doane University’s  Title IX Coordinator attended the Title IX & Beyond virtual training program which was hosted by Title IX Solutions, LLC. To view the Certificate of Completion of the Title IX & Beyond Training Program, contact

To view the training program materials from the Title IX & Beyond Training Program, please visit the Title IX & Beyond Virtual Training Program Overview webpage here.

These materials are the exclusive property of Title IX Solutions, LLC. All rights reserved, ©2020. The publishing of these materials on this website is authorized by Title IX Solutions, LLC solely for use by this institution in compliance with Regulation 34 CFR §106.45(b)(10)(i)(D). No other use or dissemination by this institution or any third party is authorized without the prior written consent of Title IX Solutions, LLC. 

The information and materials provided during this program were for educational purposes only and not intended to be legal advice. Attendees should seek independent legal advice concerning the issues presented.