Dear Jacksonville University Students:
Jacksonville University is committed to creating and maintaining an educational and employment environment free of sex discrimination and harassment, in accordance with Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972. Jacksonville University prohibits all forms of sex discrimination and harassment and such behavior will not be tolerated. Sexual misconduct is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Jacksonville University and Title IX. Jacksonville University will take timely action in response to all allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment to ensure the safety of Jacksonville University and provide an environment free from sex discrimination.
This policy is intended to provide information regarding sexual misconduct and harassment and the procedures and resources available to students, faculty, and staff of Jacksonville University. This policy applies to both on-campus conduct and relevant off-campus conduct that affects students and employees of Jacksonville University. Vendors, independent contractors, visitors, and others who conduct business with Jacksonville University or on Jacksonville University property are also expected to comply with this policy.
Thank you for your interest in promoting a community of mutual trust and respect, and an environment free from sexual misconduct.
Kristie S. Gover, Ed.D.
Chief Student Affairs Officer
What is Title IX?
Title IX of the Education Amendments was passed by the U.S. Congress on June, 1972, and signed into law on July 1, 1972. It is a federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination in education programs and activities such as:
- Housing and facilities
- Courses and other educational activities
- Career guidance and counseling activities
- Financial aid
- Health and insurance benefits
- Scholastic, intercollegiate, club, or intramural athletics
Each school must designate at least one employee to evaluate current policy practices to ensure an institution's compliance with Title IX; coordinate efforts to effectively and efficiently respond to complaints of sex discrimination, including complaints of sexual harassment; and ensure as much as possible that every JU employee and student has an equal education and employment opportunities.