Title IX/Sexual Misconduct
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Title IX is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. This harassment/discrimination policy defines and prohibits harassment on the basis of federal and state law as interpreted by the courts. If statutory provisions, regulatory guidance, or court interpretations change or conflict with this policy, the university’s policy can be deemed amended as of the time of the decision, ruling or legislative enactment to assure continued compliance.
What is sexual misconduct?
There are many aspects of sexual misconduct. Within the Ashland University Title IX Policy many terms are defined for your reference.
How do I report it?
Reports can be made online at www.ashland.edu/TitleIXReport. Additionally, you can make a report in person by meeting with one of the Title IX Co-Coordinators; contact Dr. Hannah Clayborne for any incident involving students at firstname.lastname@example.org and contact Joshua Hughes for any incident involving employees at email@example.com. There is more information availanle on reporting, including information on confidentiality.
What resources are available?
As an individual (whether the reporting party or the accused party, you have individual rights and specifics on those rights are provided in more detail in the Title IX Policy. A full list of additional resources can be found on this website. Please contact a Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinator if additonal resources are needed. The Title IX committee consists of many members who are available to you and have completed appropriate certifications/trainings.
Notice of Non-Discrimination:
The University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the University complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, Including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. The University expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age genetic information, disability or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of the University employees' ability to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.