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.
Any information regarding an incident of sexual misconduct that is shared with a Drew employee is required to be reported to the University’s Title IX Coordinator. Faculty and staff who have questions regarding their obligations to report, or who would like to consult about a concern, should contact the Title IX Coordinator.
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.
Drew Bias and Campus Conduct Hotline:
The Drew University Bias and Campus Conduct Hotline provides members of our community with a way to share or report experiences and concerns of bias, discrimination, or harassing behavior that may occur within our community. Experienced staff respond to the hotline and refer reports to Drew’s administrators in the Title IX Office where staff assess reports, and then help facilitate responses, which may include referral to another University school or unit or investigation, if warranted, according to the University’s Human Rights and Title IX Grievance Policies.
The Bias Response Line is designed to enable the University to provide an open forum that helps to ensure that our community is equitable and inclusive.
Reporting a Title IX Incident
The best way to file a report is by clicking the link below or contacting the Title IX Coordinator, Cynthia L. Garrett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This report is confidential and can only be accessed by the University Title IX Coordinator.
Reports can include any complaint of discrimination, based on protective category or sexual misconduct.