Policies and Laws

The Sexual Harassment Policy prohibits sexual harassment including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual exploitation. It applies to conduct that occurs on University property or at University-sponsored activities. The University may also address "Non-Title IX" complaints that occur off-campus, at study abroad programs, and/or online when the conduct affects a substantial University interest.


What is Title IX?

Title IX is a federal civil rights law passed as part of the Education Amendments of 1972. This law protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX states that:

"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."

The U.S. Department of Education’s Final Rule (effective August 14, 2021) 

Questions and Answers on the Title IX Regulations on Sexual Harassment (July 2021) 

The U.S. Department of Education 


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