IUP’s Sexual Harassment Policy–Annual Notice

Posted on 9/17/2012 11:42:25 AM

In order for our university community to thrive, we must embrace a code of conduct which ensures civility and respect for every individual.

The IUP Sexual Harassment Policy is provided to members of the university community to underline the university’s commitment to a work and learning environment that is free from sexual harassment and sexual violence. Sexual harassment is a violation of federal and state law, a violation of university policy, and a violation of basic human rights. It is inconsistent with the purpose and principles of an academic community and will not be tolerated at IUP.

It is the responsibility of all students, managers, administrators, faculty, staff and vendors to adhere to the university’s Sexual Harassment Policy. The policy provides procedures for reporting complaints of sexual harassment. Complainants should be assured that their concerns will be treated with appropriate confidentiality and that they are protected from retaliation based on their reports of incidents. Reports of sexual assault and other crimes should be directed to the Office of Public Safety regardless of whether it is also reported as sexual harassment. Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1982 prohibits discrimination based on sex. Dr. Rhonda Luckey, vice president for student affairs, is the university’s Title IX coordinator.

Please take time to review the university’s Sexual Harassment Policy and become familiar with it. If you have any questions, please contact Helen Kennedy at (724) 357-4872 or hkennedy@iup.edu.