Ensuring a Non-Discriminatory Campus
In addition to gender, campuses must provide equal access to education for students regardless of sexual orientation or identity.
And, schools can still be accountable for incidents that happen off-campus or involve people who aren’t currently enrolled at its institution – Title IX legislation includes faculty, graduate students, staff, and visitors.
To fully understand Title IX and how to make sure your campus is compliant, it’s important to make sure campus officials are well aware of the terminology used. Below are only a select few definitions that are outlined by Title IX training and terminology.
Unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature or that is sex- or gender-based that is based on power differentials, results in the creation of a hostile environment or in retaliation.
Any intentional sexual touching, however slight, with any object, by a person upon another person, that is without consent and/or by force.
Any sexual intercourse, however slight, with any object, by a person upon another person, that is without consent and/or by force.
An individual takes non-consensual or abusive sexual advantage of another for the taker’s advantage or benefit, or to benefit or advantage anyone other than the one being exploited, and that does not otherwise constitute one of the other sexual misconduct offenses.
Non-consensual sexual contact and non-consensual sexual intercourse. Sexual acts perpetrated against an individual’s will or when an individual is incapable of giving consent.
Permission that is clear, knowing, voluntary, and expressed prior to engaging in and during an act. Consent is active, not passive. Silence, in and of itself, cannot be interpreted as consent.
The Office of Civil Rights enforces Title IX legislation for all institutions that receive federal financial assistance across the nation. It has been given the following duties:
In 2011, the Obama Administration released the Dear Colleague Letter to clear up any confusion or misconceptions of Title IX legislation – colleges and universities, or any higher education institution receiving federal aid, are required to do the following:
The SafeColleges Training System includes Primary Sexual Violence Prevention courses that comply with Title IX training and mandates. Our reality-based, engaging sexual violence prevention, which is customized by student type, educates students about consent, healthy relationships, bystander intervention, as well as the realities of sexual assault, dating violences, domestic violence and more! We also have additional Supplemental Sexual Violence Prevention courses for returning and specific student groups.
The SafeColleges Online Tip Reporting System can be used to prevent and investigate sexual assault, hazing, discrimination, threats of violence and more on your campus. Alert lets students, faculty and staff anonymously report tips to your administration 24/7 from any web-enabled device. Users can submit tips through the phone, text, email and website. A SafeColleges Alert Mobile App will be available soon for students, faculty, and staff