From Your Title IX Coordinator: Continued Support and Reminders

Posted on 3/24/2020 11:39:12 AM

IUP is committed to maintaining a learning and work environment that is free from all forms of sexual discrimination or sexual misconduct, and processes that are fair to all parties involved. Below is a message from Elise Glenn, Chief Diversity and Inclusion officer and Title IX coordinator.

Dear Members of the IUP Community:

Now that classes and other academic programs are being provided online and through alternative delivery methods, we in the Social Equity and Title IX Office want to remind members of our community that maintaining an academic program free from sexual or gender discrimination or misconduct remains a high priority for the university. Members of the community should be aware of the following three important points:

  • The Social Equity and Title IX Office remains open and is functioning remotely at this time. Anyone impacted by sexual or gender discrimination or misconduct is encouraged to make a report through the online reporting option. Investigations and hearings will be conducted remotely, with remedies provided, to assure that any sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual exploitation, intimate partner violence, stalking, retaliation, or other sexually discriminatory behaviors are addressed promptly.

  • The IUP Sexual Harassment/Sexual Misconduct Policy applies to behaviors that occur in person between members of the university community, but also apply to online and virtual misconduct. Any behavior that is prohibited by policy is also likely prohibited in cyber-forms, including cyber-harassment, cyber-bullying that is sex-based, and cyber-stalking. Members of the community are expected to maintain a tone of civility and respect in online classes, just as they would if they were in class physically.

  • All faculty and staff members are reminded that reporting of alleged sexual misconduct is expected when they become aware of incidents or allegations involving members of the campus community, regardless of how they learn of the potential misconduct—whether in person, in writing, or online.

As always, you can reach me at title-ix@iup.edu or social-equity@iup.edu with questions or concerns. Please take good care and let us know if we can help provide resources with issues or problems you may face.

Elise Glenn
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer and Title IX Coordinator