TITLE IX

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 Student Title IX policy click here.

Title IX Forms

TITLE IX ANONYMOUS REPORTING

This form allows students and faculty to confidentiality to report report allegations of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator and Investigator.

Please provide as much detail as possible.

  • Have you brought this matter to the attention of anyone else at the University? If so, please list the names of the other individuals to whom you have discussed this matter.
  • Complaint: Please describe your complaint. Please summarize the allegations below, and attach additional pages if necessary to describe your complaint if necessary
  • Please provide the name(s) of the individual(s) you allege committed the offense(s) described in your complaint. For each individual identified, please state your relationship with the individual (i.e., whether the individual is a student, faculty member, staff member, etc.)
  • Please describe the corrective action you are seeking from QU. If necessary, please attach additional pages to describe the corrective action.
  • Please provide the name(s) and telephone number(s) of each witness with information regarding your complaint. For each witness, please state if the witness is a student, faculty member, staff member, or third-party.