IUP is committed to an educational and work environment free from any form of sexual harassment and sexual violence.
IUP Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Policy
provides definitions, reporting, and complaint resolution procedures.
The university’s Title IX coordinator is Valerie Mercado, compliance officer in the Office of Social Equity:
firstname.lastname@example.org. 724-357-3402. This position is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the university’s Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Policy, as well as compliance with the State System, the Commonwealth, and federal laws and regulations
addressing sexual violence—including sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. The Title IX coordinator’s work is supported by a Title IX deputy coordinator, Sondra Dennison, executive director of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining, 724-357-2696,
Reports of sexual harassment and sexual violence, including sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking should be reported to the following:
IUP takes immediate and effective steps to end sexual harassment and sexual violence. Retaliation against individuals reporting sexual harassment and/or sexual violence will not be tolerated and will be addressed through the appropriate university process (University Police, Student Conduct, Human Resources). Questions about IUP’s Title IX policy and protocol can be directed to: Valerie Mercado, compliance officer and Title IX coordinator in the Office of Social Equity, at
email@example.com, 724-357-3402, B-17 Delaney Hall.
The U.S. Department of Education, OCR oversees Title IX compliance. Questions may be addressed to the
Office for Civil Rights (OCR).
Haven Project - Phone: 724-357-3947,
Suites on Maple East, Suite G-2 901 Maple Street
IUP individuals who support alleged victims of sexual violence may provide confidential services at the request of the alleged victim. Although a legally recognized privilege may not attach to these roles, the university respects the alleged victim’s expectations of privacy to the extent permissible by law while still ensuring compliance with other reporting obligations. Individuals authorized to have confidentiality are required to report the nature, date, time, and general location of an allegation of sexual violence to the Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator. Individuals appointed with confidentiality for 2016–17 are listed here:
Authorized Confidentiality 2016–17 (pdf)
Title IX Reporting Flow Chart
Student Internship/Field Experience Reference Manuals (
Assault Victim Bill of Rights
2015–16 Training Manual (
Where to Turn for Help and Title IX Information Brochure
International students can access the Title IX Booklet as follows:
Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Hotline
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