Title IX Does NOT Just Apply to Athletics

Posted on May 20, 2011 by

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Courtesy of Campus Safety Magazine

Sexual violence has been a huge issue in colleges, universities and almost every level of schooling for many years.  Under Title IX guidelines, harassment is considered to be conduct that creates an impermissible hostile environment if it is “sufficiently serious that it interferes with or limits a student’s ability to participate in or benefit from the school’s program.”  It is essential that there is more done than simply a police investigation.  Harvard Law was just recently under investigation because their policies allowed for the victim to be vulnerable and open to further attacks in the interim of a hearing.

There are essential guidelines that you must follow in order to avoid an investigation but more importantly to protect the students or anyone involved.  Your campus sexual harassment policy must be compliant with Clery Act guidelines as well as other requirements.

Are you positive god forbid, if a horrible event occurs involving sexual violence on campus,  you are prepared to face the law, the media, and the horrified student or parties involved?

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