“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 of the Educational Amendments of 1972 to the 1964 Civil Rights Act
Title IX’s benefits can be found in promoting equity in academic and athletics programs, preventing hostile environments on the basis of sex, prohibiting sexual harassment and sexual violence, protecting from retaliation and remedying the effects of other gender-based forms of discrimination.
Every school district and college in the United States is required to have a Title IX Coordinator who oversees implementation, training and compliance with Title IX.
At Transylvania University we work hard to create a campus without violence by educating students, faculty and staff regularly. We offer several programs to encourage our community to speak out when they encounter high-risk situations, and we require all employees to report violent acts so we can prevent further harassment and violence.
To document a concern or an incident that occurred on Transylvania's campus, please review the grievance procedures.
Title IX Grievance Procedures
How do I report a Title IX concern?
There are several ways to file a Title IX grievance:
- Students can talk to residence advisors or any student life staff member.
- Talk to or email the Title IX Coordinator.
- File a Title IX Report.
- File a confidential crime report with the Department of Public Safety.
- File a notice of concern.
All of the above mentioned reports can have as little or as much information as the person wishes to include BUT please note the more information we have the easier it is for us to change the behavior of concern.
What happens after a report has been made?
All persons employed by Transylvania University have a duty to report any Title IX grievances to the Title IX Coordinator anytime they have received "actual notice." Actual notice is defined as a responsible employee being told of an incident, seeing an incident or, if reasonable, should have known of the incident.
Once the coordinator has been informed of the incident, it is the coordinator's duty to promptly investigate and remedy the impact it has had on the alleged victim, as well as prevent further harassment.
Throughout the entire process the person filing the complaint, if known, will be informed of the status of investigations, findings, sanctions (or remedial actions) and the rationale therefor.
What do I do if I am further harassed as a result of my complaint?
Retaliation of any form will not be tolerated by the university. If you have concerns about retaliation or feel you have been further harassed as a result of your complaint, contact the Title IX Coordinator immediately.