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Title IX Policies

 What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination based on sex, including sexual harassment and sexual violence, in educational programs and activities and Simon’s Rock has developed policies and procedures that prohibit such sex discrimination in all of its forms.

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

-Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (“Title IX”).

Simon’s Rock Policies

Simon’s Rock’s policies regarding sexual misconduct have three main goals:

  1. Stop the behavior that constitutes sexual misconduct;
  2. Remedy the effects of the behavior, and
  3. Take appropriate action to prevent future behavior

These policies will also:

  • Identify resources and support for community members;
  • Identify the Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Coordinator, and define their roles;
  • Provide information about obtaining support or resources in a confidential manner;
  • Provide information about how to make a report or file a complaint and;
  • Provide information about how a report or complaint will be investigated, evaluated, and resolved.