Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy
INCLUDING SEXUAL HARASSMENT, SEXUAL ASSAULT, DOMESTIC AND DATING VIOLENCE, AND STALKING (“SEXUAL HARASSMENT”)
TITLE IX STATEMENT ON NON-DISCRIMINATION
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination based on sex (including sexual harassment and sexual violence) in educational programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. Title IX also prohibits retaliation against individuals who file a complaint of sex- based harassment/discrimination or assist in the filing, investigation, or resolution of such complaints. To ensure compliance with Title IX and other federal and state civil rights laws, Parker University has developed policies and procedures that prohibit all forms of sex-based discrimination and/or retaliation. Accordingly, Parker University does not tolerate unlawful discrimination and makes every effort to maintain a work and academic environment free from all forms of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, and stalking. The University will promptly respond to individuals who are alleged to have experienced sexual harassment by offering supportive measures, following a fair grievance process as outlined in this policy to resolve formal complaints of sexual harassment, and providing remedies to those who are determined to have experienced sexual harassment through that process. Thus, all forms of prohibited conduct under this policy are considered serious offenses, and violations will result in discipline, up to and including possible suspension and dismissal from the University.