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Title IX Consultation and Guidance

You are protected under Title IX even if you do not experience sex discrimination directly.

Title IX Consultations

Title IX is not just about sports; it is a prohibition against sex-based discrimination in education. It addresses discrimination against pregnant and parenting students and women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs. It also addresses sexual harassment, gender-based discrimination and sexual violence. Sexual violence includes attempted or completed rape or sexual assault, as well as sexual harassment, stalking, voyeurism, exhibitionism, verbal or physical sexuality-based threats or abuse and intimate partner violence.

You are protected under Title IX even if you do not experience sex discrimination directly. Schools must take immediate steps to address any sex discrimination, sexual harassment or sexual violence on campus to prevent it from affecting students further. If a school knows or reasonably should know about discrimination, harassment or violence that is creating a “hostile environment” for any student, it must act to eliminate it, remedy the harm caused and prevent its recurrence. Schools may not discourage survivors from continuing their education, such as telling them to “take time off” or forcing them to quit a team, club or class. You have the right to remain on campus and have every educational program and opportunity available to you.

At the time a report is made, you are not required to decide on any particular course of action. Choosing how to move forward after reporting the incident is a personal decision that may change over time.

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Supportive Measures

Supportive measures under Title IX provide for remedies and accommodations to a complainant and to the campus community, where appropriate. Supportive measures can include but are not limited to the following: issuance of “no contact” orders, relocation in university housing, changes to class schedules, interim suspension, changes to academic and extracurricular activities, adjustments to dining situation and alterations to work schedule.

Contact one of the resources below for information and guidance:

Title IX Coordinator

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

All educational institutions receiving federal financial assistance must designate at least one employee to coordinate their efforts to comply with and carry out their responsibilities under Title IX. The Title IX coordinator plays a critical role in helping a school ensure that every person affected by its operations, including faculty, staff and students, is aware of their legal rights under Title IX and that the school and all of its employees, through its policies, procedures and practices, complies with its legal obligations.

Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

OIED is home to the university’s Title IX coordinator. OIED coordinates supportive measures and receives reports of incidents, investigates these matters and works collaboratively with campus partners to resolve issues. Please indicate that you seek supportive measures.

Student Conduct

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Student Conduct can assist with supportive measures for students at the university. Please indicate that you seek supportive measures.