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WHAT IS TITLE IX

Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any program or activity including, but not limited to:

  1. Educational programs or activities, e.g., student services, academic counseling, discipline, classroom assignment, grading, athletics, recreation and study abroad;
  2. Admission and recruitment, e.g., financial aid, housing;
  3. Medical services, including psychological counseling.

UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATORY BEHAVIORS UNDER TITLE IX

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT

Rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, sexual exploitation and other forms of non-consensual sexual activity.

STALKING

Repeatedly following, harassing, threatening or intimidating including by telephone, mail, electronic communication or social media.

DATING VIOLENCE

Which can include emotional, verbal, and economic abuse without the presence of physical abuse.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Which can include emotional, verbal and economic abuse without the presence of physical abuse.

RETALIATION

Adverse employment, academic or other actions against anyone reporting or participating in an investigation of Title IX allegations.

REPORTING PROHIBITED BEHAVIOR

Members of the University community who believe that a Title IX violation may have occurred, should discuss their concerns and/or file a complaint with the following::

University Title IX Coordinator

Dr. Kenneth Lehrman III, Vice Provost for Affirmative Action
328 Boucke Building, University Park, PA 16802
814-863-0471 | kfl2@psu.edu | http://www.affirmativeaction.psu.edu 

University Title IX Deputy Coordinator

Danny Shaha, Senior Director
Office of Student Conduct
120 Boucke Building, University Park, PA 16802
814-863-0342 | jds49@psu.edu

Penn State Lehigh Valley Title IX Resource Person

Marissa Ketcham
221 Academic Building
610-285-5017 | mhk15@psu.edu

To report a violation:


To file  a complaint outside of the University, contact:

Office for Civil Rights, Philadelphia Office
Wanamaker Building
100 Penn Square East, Suite 515
Philadelphia, PA 19107-3323
215-656-8541 | OCR.Philadelphia@ed.gov