What is Title IX?
Title IX says that, "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."
What this means for our community:
Members of the Muskingum University community, guests, and visitors have the
right to be free from all forms of gender and sex-based discrimination. Examples of
such discrimination can include acts of sexual violence, sexual harassment, domestic
violence, dating violence, and stalking. All members of the campus community are
expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of
others. Muskingum University believes in a zero tolerance policy for gender-based
misconduct. When an allegation of misconduct is brought to an appropriate
administrator’s attention, and a student is found to have violated this policy, serious
sanctions will be used to reasonably ensure that such actions are never repeated.
This policy has been developed to reaffirm these principles and to provide a course
of action for those individuals whose rights have been violated. This policy is
intended to define community expectations and to establish a process for
determining when those expectations have been violated. Use of alcohol or other
drugs is not a defense for any behavior that violates this policy. The sexual
orientation and/or gender identity of individuals engaging in sexual activity is not
relevant to allegations under this policy.