Title IX

Davenport University is committed to maintaining an education and work environment that is free from sexual harassment.  The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs or activities.  Pursuant to its obligations under Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, and its implementing regulations, the University is committed to eliminating sexual harassment and will take appropriate action when an individual is determined responsible for violating this policy.

This policy applies to student and employee complaints alleging sexual harassment that is a violation of Title IX and its implementing regulations.  All administrators, faculty, staff, and all other University employees share responsibility for avoiding, discouraging, and reporting acts of sexual harassment as a matter of their employment.  All members of the Davenport community are further encouraged to avoid, discourage and report violations of this policy of which they may become aware.

Any inquiries about the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations to the University may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator(s), the Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, or both.

The University has adopted grievance procedures that provide for the prompt and equitable resolution of student and employee complaints alleging any action that is prohibited by Title IX and/or its implementing regulations.  The grievance procedures are included in the Davenport University Title IX Policy.   The grievance procedures and grievance process specifically address how to report or file a complaint of sex discrimination, how to report or file a formal complaint of sexual harassment, and how the University will respond.   

The University will prominently display the Title IX Coordinator’s contact information and this Policy on the University’s website and in each handbook or catalog that the University makes available to applicants for employment, students and employees.

For your reference, you may download the Title IX policy in it's entirety by following this link