Sexual Misconduct Policy

  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania is committed to maintaining a learning and work environment that is free from sexual harassment, sexual violence, retaliation, and other prohibited misconduct.

    Acts of sexual harassment or sexual violence, including sexual assault, sexual exploitation, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking, seriously undermine the atmosphere of trust and respect that is essential to a university community.

    Moreover, sexual harassment and sexual violence are legally prohibited and will not be tolerated. They are forms of sex discrimination prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.

    It is imperative that all employees, students, vendors, and designated volunteers comply with federal, state, and local laws, government regulations, and court orders which relate to sexual misconduct. 

    The policy was established on August 24, 2003, with revision dates of August 8, 2008; February 29, 2012;  April 29, 2014; August 29, 2014; and May 1, 2018. Questions about the policy should be referred to Elise Glenn, interim Title IX coordinator/compliance specialist, title-ix@iup.edu, B17 Delaney Hall, 724-357-3402.

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

    1. Overview
    2. Reporting Obligations
    3. Definitions
    4. Behavioral Violations
    5. Procedures for Misconduct Allegations against Employees, Vendors, and Designated Volunteers
    6. Procedures for Misconduct Allegations against Students
    7. Administrative Responsibilities