Title IX Deputy Coordinator, Marquette University Cara Hardin is an attorney serving as Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Marquette University. In addition to assisting in the coordination and monitoring of Marquette’s compliance with Title IX and associated regulations, she is the lead investigator of formal complaints of sexual harassment and the lead investigator and adjudicator of sex discrimination filed by Marquette students, faculty and staff. Cara educates and advises faculty, staff and students on Title IX, sexual violence, the university’s policy prohibiting sexual harassment and sex discrimination, gender equity, and implicit biases. Cara has developed and conducted Title IX coordinator and investigator training for Title IX, student conduct, human resources and public safety personnel at both private and public colleges and universities. Prior to joining the Title IX Office at Marquette, Cara served as Special Counsel in the Ball State University Office of General Counsel advising on employment-related matters and Title IX compliance. Before working in the area of Title IX, Cara served as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, in the St. Joseph County (Indiana) Prosecutor’s Office, including two years in the Special Victim’s Unit, where she assisted law enforcement with the investigation of and then prosecuted sexual assault, child abuse and neglect, domestic violence and stalking cases. Cara began her legal career practicing employment law at a midwestern law firm.
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