Policy Statement

Susquehanna University is committed to fostering a living, learning and working environment free of discrimination and harassment. The University is subject to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), 20 U.S.C. §§1681, et seq., which states that “[n]o 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.” Susquehanna University does not discriminate on the basis of sex and will not tolerate sexual misconduct in any form, including as defined by Title IX, Susquehanna University’s community standards or other University policies. Susquehanna University’s complete Notice of Anti-Harassment and Non-discrimination policy is available for download by clicking this link here.

Scope of Policy

The Susquehanna University Policy and Procedures for Title IX Sexual Harassment applies to all faculty, staff, and students. Student Community Standards Sexual Misconduct and GenderBased Violence applies to all Susquehanna University students Alleged misconduct subject to this Policy (“Prohibited Conduct”) includes both Title IX Sexual Harassment (which is defined by law) and, with respect to the conduct of students, Community Standards Sexual Misconduct and Gender Based Violence (which includes allegations that do not meet the definitions under Title IX, but nonetheless violate Susquehanna University’s community standards) as discussed further in the Definitions (Section IV) below. Allegations of sex discrimination, sexual harassment and other forms of sexual misconduct on the part of faculty, staff, volunteers or contractors not constituting Title IX Sexual Harassment are subject to the University’s AntiHarassment and Non-Discrimination Policy for employees and not this Policy. 

Click here to download and review the full Title IX policy (PDF)

 

For More Information

For more information, to make a report, or to contact the title ix coordinator, use the links below.

Learn More About Title IX Procedures at SU

Meet the compliance team, learn about our ongoing training, and learn more about how seriously SU takes misconduct

Make a Secure Report

Click the link above to access the secure Sexual Misconduct Reporting Form

Contact the Title IX Coordinator

Reach out to Christine Pickel, Attorney at Law, Interim Title IX Coordinator