Sexual Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct Policy

  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania is committed to providing a safe and positive living, learning, and work environment that is free from sexual discrimination and other prohibited sexual misconduct.

    Discrimination on the basis of sex or gender may constitute a violation of Title VII of the US Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and/or the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.

    The Sexual Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct Policy is applicable to all students and employees of the university, as well as designated volunteers, contractors, and vendors. Students, employees, and university affiliates are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others.

    Retaliation against individuals reporting such conduct, or participating in an investigative or administrative process, will not be tolerated and will be addressed through the appropriate university process. 

    The policy was first established on August 24, 2003, with revision dates of August 8, 2008; February 29, 2012; April 29, 2014; May 1, 2018, and April 30, 2019. Questions about the policy should be referred to Elise Glenn, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer/Title IX Coordinator,, B17 Delaney Hall, 724-357-3402.

    To read the policy in its entirety, please download the IUP Sexual Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct Policy (pdf), or download by subsections as follows:

    1. Purpose, Scope, and Objective
    2. Reporting Obligations
    3. Jurisdiction, Standard of Proof, Evidence, and Burden of Proof
    4. Communication and Accommodations
    5. Definitions
    6. Sexual Misconduct Offenses
    7. Procedures
    8. Federal Timely Warning, Attempted Violations, False Reports