14. Title IX

Oglethorpe University is committed to maintaining a safe learning and working environment that is free from sexual discrimination and harassment. The University will respond promptly and supportively to persons alleged to be victimized by sexual harassment, resolve allegations of sexual harassment promptly and accurately under a predictable, fair grievance process that provides due process protections to alleged victims and alleged perpetrators of sexual harassment, and effectively implement remedies for victims. The University, along with the U.S. Department of Education and its Office for Civil Rights (OCR), believes that providing an educational environment free from discrimination is critically important.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), 20 U.S.C. section 1681 et seq., and its implementing regulations, 34 C.F.R. Part 106, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities operated by recipients of federal financial assistance. Program or activities include locations, events, or circumstances over which the University exercises substantial control over both the alleged perpetrator and the context in which the sexual harassment occurs, and also includes any building owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the University. This policy applies to current students, applicants for admission, faculty, staff, and other individuals associated with the University.