Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Saint Xavier University adheres to all federal, state, and local civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination in employment and education. Saint Xavier University does not discriminate in its admissions practices [except as permitted by law], in its employment practices, or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of sex/gender.

As a recipient of federal financial assistance for education activities, Saint Xavier University is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to ensure that all of its education programs and activities do not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender. Sex includes [sex, sex stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or parenting status]. Saint Xavier University also prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internal or external to the institution. Sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking are forms of sex discrimination, which are prohibited under Title IX and by Saint Xavier University policy.

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.

Any member of the campus community, guest, or visitor who acts to deny, deprive, or limit the educational, employment, residential, or social access, opportunities and/or benefits of any member of the Saint Xavier University community on the basis of sex is in violation of the Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Policy.

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. Any person may report sex discrimination (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to have experienced the conduct), in person, by mail, by telephone, by video, or by email to the Title IX coordinator for the University: Keith O'Neill, associate dean of students, Warde Academic Center, L-103, 773-298-3123, koneill@sxu.edu or by contacting Public Safety at 773-298-3911.

To view the Sexual Misconduct and Harassment Policy in its entirety, please view the Title IX web page.

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

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