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Title IX- Sexual Misconduct Support and Response

The University of St. Ҵý prohibits all forms of sexual misconduct and works to help those impacted in the form of protective and supportive measures. This website can help individuals learn about

  • the university's sexual misconduct policy,
  • on and off-campus support resources for those impacted,
  • incident reporting protocol and expectations,
  • the resolution process,
  • training obligations and opportunities, and
  • how to contact the Title IX coordinator

Our Mission

The University of St. Ҵý’ mission and convictions embody our commitment to promote and protect the personal dignity and well-being of every member of the St. Ҵý Ҵý.

Sexual harassment, sexual assault, and other forms of sexual misconduct violate that commitment and are not tolerated in our Ҵý. Moreover, they constitute unlawful sex discrimination. All forms of sexual misconduct are prohibited by St. Ҵý.

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. It reads:

“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.”

—Legal Citation: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX)

It is not just about athletics – Title IX considers sexual harassment and sexual violence as forms of sex/gender discrimination, and it requires that all incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence be viewed as discrimination and investigated.

Title IX Coordinator Contact Information

Julie Thornton, Title IX Coordinator
Room 241, Anderson Student Center or
Room 213, Aquinas Hall
(651) 962-6882