Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

The University is fully committed to the establishment and maintenance of a safe and nondiscriminatory educational and work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Such a commitment is conversant with the University's mission, vision and core values. Accordingly, the University will take all necessary steps to ensure full compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and all other applicable laws and regulations that preclude discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran's status or genetic information in its educational programs and activities, admissions and with regard to employment.

This policy addresses all forms of sexual discrimination, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking and relationship violence. It prohibits such behaviors against members of the SXU community of any gender, gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation. This policy also prohibits failure to provide equal opportunity in admissions, employment, or athletics; reports of these types of discrimination should also be brought to the attention of a Title IX officer and will be addressed as appropriate.

Sex discrimination, as prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, provides 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.

Sexual harassment also is prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Illinois State law and other applicable statutes.

The University, as an educational community, will promptly and equitably respond to reports of sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, stalking and retaliation in order to eliminate the misconduct, prevent its recurrence and address its effects on any individual or the community.

A grievance procedure has been established for members of the University community who wish to make a formal notification to the University of violations of Title IX regulations. Information about those procedures is available from the Title IX coordinator for the University: Maureen Wogan, vice president for Enrollment Management, Student Development and Student Success, MMC 117, 773-298-3010, wogan@sxu.edu.

To view the policy in its entirety, please view Title IX web page.

Policies are subject to change within an academic year due to requirements and policies changing at the federal level.