Quincy University’s Student Title IX Policy on Sexual Misconduct and Sex-Based Discrimination
Quincy University has adopted institutional policies specific to sexual misconduct and sex-based discrimination in compliance with the Higher Education Amendments of 1972, otherwise known as Title IX, the Illinois Human Rights Act (775 ILCS 5/5A-101, et seq.), the Illinois Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act (110 ILCS 155/1, et seq.), and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crimes Statistics Act, as well as all other applicable Federal, State, and local laws. These policies relate to sexual misconduct and sex-based discrimination. As stated by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights, Title IX prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs in federally funded schools. Title IX protects students, employees, and other individuals from all forms of sexual discrimination, regardless of the sex of the alleged perpetrator or complainant, including discrimination based on gender identity or failure to conform to stereotypical notions of masculinity or femininity. All students (as well as other individuals) at the University are protected by Title IX in all aspects of the University’s educational programs and activities. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs or activities it operates, and the University is required by Title IX not to discriminate in such a manner. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator or the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights. Quincy University’s Title IX Policy on Sexual Misconduct and Sex-Based Discrimination will referred herein as “Title IX Policy.”
This Title IX policy applies to sexual misconduct and sex-based discrimination committed by students, faculty, staff, volunteers, and third-parties when the misconduct and/or discrimination occurs: (1) on the University’s property; or (2) off the University’s property when the misconduct and/or discrimination is in connection with a University sponsored activity or event, or the conduct creates a hostile educational environment for a member of the University.
It is against the University’s policy to subject any person to separate or different rules of behavior, discipline, or other treatment based on the individual’s sex.
To read the full Title IX policy click here.