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Title IX- Sexual Misconduct Support and Response

The University of St. Ҵý prohibits all forms of sexual misconduct and gender discrimination and works to help those impacted in the form of protective and supportive measures. Under Title IX specifically, the university is responsible for preventing misconduct from happening, addressing misconduct when it is present, and supporting those impacted by misconduct. This website can help individuals learn about the St. Ҵý sexual misconduct policy and the university's responsibilities.

Policy The university’s sexual misconduct policy, including protections, prohibitive behaviors, processes for resolution, resources, and requirements, under Title IX and MN statutes. Federal Title IX regulation changes will be represented in a modified University policy by August 1, 2024.

Supporting - How to support someone impacted by sexual misconduct, gender discrimination, and/or dealing with relationship issues?

Reporting – How to report, and what happens when someone chooses to report an incident or a form of gender discrimination that happened to themself, a colleague, or a friend?

Preventing – How is St. Ҵý working to prevent sexual misconduct, gender discrimination, and relationship challenges from happening?

Education and Training - How are we educating the St. Ҵý Ҵý to develop a culture of care and respect? How are we complying with training obligations, under Title IX?

Title IX Coordinator Contact Information

Julie Thornton, Title IX Coordinator
Room 241, Anderson Student Center or
Room 213, Aquinas Hall
title-ix@stthomas.edu
(651) 962-6882

About Title IX

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. “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 be investigated.