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; August 14, 2020; and February 9, 2022. Questions about the policy should be referred to Elise Glenn, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer/Title IX Coordinator, title-ix@iup.edu, B17 Delaney Hall, 724-357-3402.

Please also refer to the Sexual Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct Resources page.

Download and read (pdf) the Sexual Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct Policy Overview for all employees and university affiliates, for academic year 2021-22.

 

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

1. Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA):

  • 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 ATIXA training resources: Webinars, “20 Minutes to Trained” training videos, and “The ATIXA Playbook” reference manual

2. The State University of New York (SUNY) Student Conduct Institute:

  • Accountability: September 2020; May 2021; December 2021
  • Basic Compliance Training: July 2021; March 2022
  • CAS Standards - Sexual Violence Related Programs and Services: September 2020
  • Collecting and Understanding Specialized Evidence: May 2021; December 2021: January 2022
  • Cross-Examination in a Title IX Hearing: September 2020; June 2021; December 2021; February 2022
  • Cultural Relevance and Inclusiveness, and Responding to Sexual and Interpersonal Violence on Campus: September 2020; December 2021; February 2022
  • Decision Writing Basics for Conduct Hearings: December 2021
  • Determining Relevance in Title IX Hearings: December 2021; February 2022
  • Disability Law in Student Conduct Proceedings: September 2020
  • Due Process - Theory and History, Practical Application: September 2020; November 2021; December 2021; February 2022
  • Effective Interviewing of Parties and Witnesses: October 2020; December 2021; January 2022 
  • Employment Lawsuits - Title VII and Title IX: August 2021
  • Evidence in the Student Conduct Process: September 2020
  • Labor Law Implications of the Title IX Regulations: December 2021
  • Law and the Hearing Panel: September 2020
  • Legal Framework for Understanding Conflicts of Interest and Bias: May 2021; December 2021; February 2022
  • Mock Hearing - Introductory Remarks, Charges and Claims, and Opening Statements; Investigation by Panel and Witness Appearance; Closing Statements and Deliberations: September 2020
  • Neurobiology of Sexual Assault Trauma - Introduction; When Attack is Detected or Stress Kicks In; Reflexes and Habits: November 2021; December 2021; February 2022; March 2022
  • No Contact Orders, Emergency Removals, and Interim Suspensions: September 2020; December 2021; February 2022
  • Pennsylvania State Law Basics: September 2020; May 2021; December 2021
  • Pre-Hearing Preparations: September 2020
  • Privacy, Confidentiality, and Privilege in Disclosures of Sexual and Interpersonal Violence: May 2021; December 2021; January 2022
  • Relevance and Decorum in a Title IX Hearing: September 2020; May 2021
  • Sexual Harassment Legal Definitions: May 2021
  • Student Conduct, Disciplinary Process, and the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Ed: May 2021; December 2021
  • Supportive Measures in Response to Reports of Sexual and Interpersonal Violence: May 2021
  • Title IX Final Rule Basics: September 2020; May 2021; October 2021; November 2021; December 2021
  • Title IX for HR Professionals: July 2021; April 2022
  • Title IX Investigator: July 2021; January 2022
  • Trauma-Informed Practice - Legal Compliance Basics: September 2020
  • Understanding the Investigative Report Template for Investigations of Title IX Sexual Harassment: May 2021; December 2021; January 2022
  • Virtual Hearing Technology: September 2020; May 2021; December 2021; February 2022
  • What Does Title VII Require?: December 2021
  • What is Affirmative Consent?: November 2021; December 2021; February 2022
  • What is Severe, Persistent, and Objectively Offensive Title IX Sexual Harassment?: November 2021; December 2021; February 2022

3. National Association of Clery Compliance Officers and Professionals (NACCOP):

  • Foundations of the Clery Act: September 2021
  • Title IX and Sexual Misconduct: November 2015; July 2017
  • Title IX Investigator Basics: November 2015; July 2017
  • Advanced Sexual Misconduct Investigation: February 2016
  • Supplemental NACCOP Webinars: 2015-2017