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Sexual Assault

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that states:

No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

Title IX prohibits discrimination based on a person's sex and/or sexual orientation in all university programs, including, but not limited to, academics, admissions, athletics, counseling, employment, financial aid, housing, student access, student conduct, and student organizations.

Sexual harassment and sexual violence are forms of discrimination prohibited by Title IX, as well as retaliation against those making or participating in complaints of sex based discrimination. 

All people are afforded the right to pursue their educational, personal, and professional aspirations without being subject to discrimination based upon their gender and/or sexual orientation. This includes doing so without suffering the indignities of sexual harassment and sexual violence.

All internal and external stakeholders are responsible for creating and perpetuating a harassment free environment. For this reason all students, faculty, staff, and third parties are encouraged to learn and understand Davenport University's student code in regards to sexual harassment and sexual assault.

For more information you may contact any one of the Title IX coordinators found on the Title IX Coordinators page

Harassment is any action with the purpose or effect of intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment; unreasonably interfering with an individual's participation in or access to educational activities and programs. Harassment on the basis of sex is not only a violation of the Davenport University Student code, but also in direct violation of state and federal laws. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment whether used as a term or condition of an individual's participation, or has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or educational environment.

If you or a friend was or may have been a victim or witness to any Title IX violation please contact a coordinator or read the Title IX FAQ found here.

If you'd like to file a Title IX complaint that process is started via the Submit a Report page