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 IUP 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; April 30, 2019, and August 14, 2020. Questions about the policy should be referred to Elise Glenn, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer/Title IX Coordinator,, B17 Delaney Hall, 724-357-3402.

The IUP Title IX Team members have completed the following trainings and certifications:

  • Title IX Coordinator and Administrator - Level One: January 2018; June 2019; July 2020; September 2021
  • 504 Coordinator: November 2018
  • Title IX Compliance and Athletics: November 2018
  • Title IX and Civil Rights Investigator - Level One: November 2018; September 2021
  • Title IX Hearing Officer and Decision Maker: July 2020
  • 2020 Regulations Implementation: July 2020
  • Supplemental training resources from the Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA): Webinars, “20 Minutes to Trained” training videos, and “The ATIXA Playbook” reference manual
  • SUNY Student Conduct Institute trainings - Basic Compliance Training, Title IX for HR Professionals, Title IX Investigator Training: July 2021