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Sexual Respect and Title IX

What is Title IX?

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”

(source: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/tix_dis.html)

Title IX is there to protect college students from discrimination of any kind based on sex. This extends, of course, to those who are victims of sexual assault and sexual misconduct.

How does it work?

The University Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the University’s compliance with Title IX, including overseeing all complaints of sex discrimination, assault, and misconduct, and identifying and addressing any patterns or systemic problems that arise during the review of such complaints.  This is an administrative process to evaluate, redress and prevent student-involved incidents of sexual misconduct of any kind, not a disciplinary process

Any act of sexual misconduct or sexual assault is a violation of the University’s Code of Conduct, Sexual Assault Policy, and Anti-Harassment Policy. All occurrences are investigated by the appropriate administrator, and all formal complaints of student sexual misconduct and sexual assault are filed and reported by the Title IX Coordinator.  When sexual misconduct of any kind occurs, the Title IX outcome will focus on providing accommodations for the individual(s) affected by the offense, such as:

  • assistance with housing or academic needs
  • establishing safety measures to protect the individual
  • establishing safety measures to protect other affected community members

What is Roosevelt doing about it?

Roosevelt University takes Title IX very seriously.  This year, with the establishment of the Office of the Change Management, a team of incredibly smart and dedicated faculty, staff, and students has been assembled to conduct a deep-dive analysis of the University’s current policies, procedures, and educational programming centered around Sexual Respect and Title IX.  It is not enough for Roosevelt University to simply be in compliance with state and federal regulations; but we strive to make certain that our culture and policies demonstrate our social justice mission and is in compliance with all regulations that govern interpersonal conduct on campus. 

View the complete checklist of activities of the Sexual Respect and Title IX Working Groups.