What is Title IX?
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (including gender identity) in any federally funded educational program or activity. This discrimination includes various forms of sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and interpersonal violence. The Title IX regulations, which are codified in the Code of Federal Regulations at 34 CFR Part 106, are enforced by the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.
The Title IX regulations obligate the University to 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 East Stroudsburg University Title IX Office
Exists to ensure that anyone who experiences sex-based discrimination or sexual misconduct is provided with the supportive measures, resources, and accommodations available at the University and in the community. The office is also responsible for investigating these complaints made by students or employees in an effort to stop the activity, put measures in place so that it does not happen again, and to provide a remedy to the individual(s) who was harmed.
Notice of Nondiscrimination
East Stroudsburg University is committed to complying with Title IX and is strongly committed to maintaining a positive learning, working and living environment for all and assuring it’s educational and employment environment is free from unlawful discrimination or harassment. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, any other protected category under applicable, local, state or federal law, or status as a disabled veteran, a Vietnam era veteran or other covered veteran in admission and access to, and treatment and employment in, its educational programs and activities. The University will not tolerate acts of discrimination, harassment or retaliation against or by any employee or student.
The University complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) and its underlying regulations, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities. Further, the University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies.