Title IX is a law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program. Sexual misconduct is prohibited under this law. The responsibilities in this policy are legal requirements for the College under the Title IX legislation of 1972 which requires among other things that Colleges and universities investigate and act on knowledge of sexual assault—including educating and training campus personnel about their respective roles and responsibilities for reporting incidents.
Message to the campus community, April 30, 2014: Demonstrating Compliance with Title IX
The April 2011 “Dear Colleague” letter was published by the U.S. Department of Education to describe the rights students have to not be subjected to sexual discrimination, focusing specifically on sexual violence. This letter addresses the responsibilities that educational institutions have to respond to sexual harassment and sexual violence cases. Below is the direct link to the “Dear Colleague” letter pdf document for reference:
If you have any questions or concerns about Title IX please contact Denison's Title IX coordinator, Toni King.