University Commitment to Addressing Incidents of Sexual or Relationship Violence
Drew University is committed to addressing forms of sex discrimination and sexual violence under Title IX. The Office of Title IX is committed to creating an environment free from sexual harassment, including sexual and relationship violence. Whether you have experienced or been accused of perpetrating harm, are a Responsible Employee, or are simply looking for information on how to support a friend, the Office of Title IX is here for you.
What is Title IX?
Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 states:
“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”
Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded education programs and activities.
Title IX requires the University to respond and take action to address sex-based discrimination and harassment complaints. This includes sexual misconduct complaints related to sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. As such, the University has established education and prevention efforts, as well as policies and processes for responding to complaints.
Drew University is a proud member of the SUNY Student Conduct Institute. Much of Drew’s training, documentation, policies, and guidance comes from our membership within this collective.