WHAT IS TITLE IX
Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any program or activity including, but not limited to:
- Educational programs or activities, e.g., student services, academic counseling, discipline, classroom assignment, grading, athletics, recreation and study abroad;
- Admission and recruitment, e.g., financial aid, housing;
- Medical services, including psychological counseling.
UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATORY BEHAVIORS UNDER TITLE IX
Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.
SEXUAL MISCONDUCTRape, sexual assault, sexual battery, sexual exploitation and other forms of non-consensual sexual activity.
STALKINGRepeatedly following, harassing, threatening or intimidating including by telephone, mail, electronic communication or social media.
DATING VIOLENCEWhich can include emotional, verbal, and economic abuse without the presence of physical abuse.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCEWhich can include emotional, verbal and economic abuse without the presence of physical abuse.
RETALIATIONAdverse 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
University Title IX Deputy Coordinator
Danny Shaha, Senior Director, Office of Student Conduct
120 Boucke Building, University Park, PA 16802
814-863-0342 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Penn State Lehigh Valley Title IX Resource Person
Dr. Tiffany Cresswell-Yeager, Director of Student and Enrollment Services
214 Saucon Building, Lehigh Valley campus
610-285-5021 | email@example.com
To report a violation:
- Sexual Harassment and Assault Reporting and Education (SHARE)
- Penn State Lehigh Valley Sexual Assault Resources
To file a complaint outside of the University, contact:
Office for Civil Rights, Philadelphia Office
100 Penn Square East, Suite 515
Philadelphia, PA 19107-3323
215-656-8541 | OCR.Philadelphia@ed.gov