Title IX Sexual Misconduct



          Ensuring Safety and Accountability: Title IX, the Clery Act, and Campus SaVE

          Edinboro University is required to comply with Title IX, the Clery Act, and Campus SaVE.

          Title IX (20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq.)

          • "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." 20 U.S.C. §1681(a).
          • Title IX requires universities to ensure an environment free of sexual discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual violence. This obligation is not limited to athletics.

          The Clery Act (The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act) (20 U.S.C. §1092 (f)).

          • The Clery Act requires universities to collect statistics on crimes on campus and within the geography covered by the law and to publish the information in an Annual Security Report. Moreover, the Clery Act mandates universities provide timely warnings to students and employees of reports of crimes that represent a threat to students and employees.
          • Campus SaVE (Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act) (20 U.S.C. § 1092 (f))
          • Amendments to the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), otherwise known as Campus SaVE, identify additional sexual crimes that must be reported under the Clery Act.

          Edinboro University is committed to ensuring compliance with all Title IX, the Clery Act, and CampusSaVE requirements in order to provide safe and equitable educational opportunities for all students.

          Listed on this site are members of the Edinboro University community who have primary responsibility over Title IX, the Clery Act, and Campus SaVE compliance.

          Edinboro is an equal opportunity educational institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, veteran status, sex and disability in its activities, programs, or employment practices as required by Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Section 504, ADEA and the ADA.

          For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures and for inquiries concerning the application of Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Section 504, ADEA, the ADA and its implementing regulation, contact Ronald A. Wilson, Director of Social Equity/Title IX Coordinator, 219 Meadville Street, Edinboro, PA 16444; Phone: (814) 732-2167; Email: equalopportunity@edinboro.edu.

          Additionally, inquiries concerning Title IX and its implementing regulation can be made to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, Region III, The Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East - Suite 505, Philadelphia, PA 19107; Phone: (215) 656-6010; Fax: (215) 656-6020.

          EU is committed to creating and maintaining a campus environment that is free of sex discrimination and sexual misconduct.  EU demonstrates its commitment by engaging in the following activities:

          • Fostering and maintaining a campus culture of reporting sex discrimination and sexual misconduct.
          • Taking prompt steps to end sex discrimination and sexual misconduct, eliminate the hostile environment, prevent its recurrence and, as appropriate, remedy its effects.
          • Making every effort to maintain confidentiality.
          • Taking immediate steps under law to protect complainants and accusers.
          • Resolving issues and complaints in a timely manner.
          • Providing effective assistance to victims of sexual violence and to bystanders.
          • Offering victims of sexual violence confidential counseling, support services and medical assistance to the extent that such services are offered by the University.
          • Providing education and training programs with the goal of raising awareness and preventing sex discrimination and sexual misconduct.

          University policies unequivocally prohibit discrimination, harassment, intimidation and institutional vandalism. Established procedures for addressing such issues are in place and will be immediately employed as needed, including investigatory and disciplinary measures.

          The University seeks to resolve issues and concerns brought to its attention. There are times, however, when the investigation option is the more appropriate approach to resolving an issue of alleged harassment and discrimination. The Director of Social Equity handles complaints of harassment and other forms of prohibited or illegal discrimination including situations covered under Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, ADA, and Section 504. Complaints against students are handled through the student judicial process. Complaints against employees are handled through the Office of Social Equity. Please note that under Title IX, sexual harassment includes sexual violence and rape, which are crimes.