STAFF RESOURCES AND FAQ
A faculty or staff member is often the first person at the University a student will tell if she/he has experienced or is experiencing sex discrimination.
The student may share the information for a variety of reasons, such as:
- Requesting a different seat in class
- Requesting a room change in the residence hall
- Explaining an absence or requesting an extension
- Asking not to be placed in a group with a certain student
- Stepping down from leadership in a student organization
- Complaining about a colleague’s behavior
- Explaining uncharacteristic classroom behavior
- Requesting assistance or support
All faculty and staff should be able to identify Title IX-related concerns when they are raised by a student to assure that students receive appropriate support, resource information, and complaint options.
What are common Title IX-related concerns students report to faculty and staff?
- Sexual assault
- Sexual harassment
- Relationship violence
- Sexual orientation/gender identity/transgender harassment
- Gender-based stalking
Other information for sex or gender discrimination:
Types of sex-based discrimination prohibited:
- Sexual harassment, including sexual violence or assault, occurring in connection with any academic, athletic, extracurricular, or other university program, regardless of the location.
- Discriminatory decision-making by a supervisor of an employee based on the employee’s sex or by a faculty or staff member against a student based on the student’s sex.
- Discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation related to pregnancy or parental or marital status.
- Any related retaliation.
- Examples of types of conduct that may constitute sexual harassment include: