Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance.
Sexual harassment, which includes acts of sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX. Sex discrimination is a continuum of behaviors ranging from sexual harassment and intimidation to sexual assault.
Shawnee State University is committed to maintaining a learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of sex, which includes sexual harassment and sexual violence. These acts violate an individual's fundamental rights and personal dignity and will not be tolerated. The University seeks to address sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence through education, policy enforcement, and by providing mechanisms for students, faculty, staff and visitors to report concerns or complaints. Prompt corrective measures will be taken to stop sex discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual violence whenever it occurs.
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is responsible for enforcement of Title IX. Information regarding OCR can be found here: Office for Civil Rights.