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Georgian Court University is committed to providing equal opportunity to students and employees. The university does not tolerate discrimination, including harassment or gender-based and sexual misconduct. It is also dedicated to fostering an environment that is free from intolerance directed toward individuals or groups and strives to maintain a community in which people are treated with dignity, decency, and respect. Any cases of violations will be closely examined.

Whether you are a student, staff member, or faculty member, you are expected to comply with all policies and take appropriate measures to ensure that prohibited conduct does not occur.

Title IX, as amended by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, is a federal law that prohibits discrimination based on gender, which includes sexual harassment and sexual assault. The policy describes how areas within the university will coordinate the provision of interim remedies and the prompt and effective investigation of allegations of prohibited conduct.

What is Sexual Harassment?
Unwelcome sexual advances, requests, or demands for sexual favors, and visual, verbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature including, but not limited to, unwelcome sexual comments, sexual teasing and joking, and other conduct directed toward a person because of that person’s gender constitute sexual harassment when such conduct is sexual in nature, unwelcome, and denies or limits a student’s ability to participate in or benefit from a school program.

This can include:

  • unwelcome sexual advances or propositions;
  • requests or demands for sexual favors;
  • sexually oriented joking or teasing
  • continued or repeated verbal abuse of a sexual nature or based on a person’s gender;
  • graphic or degrading comments about an individual or the individual’s appearance or behavior;
  • display of sexually suggestive objects or pictures;
  • subtle pressure for sexual activity;
  • unwelcome physical contact such as patting, hugging, pinching, or touching;
  • other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature;
  • uninvited letters, phone calls, or electronic messages, or pressure for dates
  • solicitation of sexual favors or other sexually related behavior by promise of rewards;
  • coercion of sexual activity by threat of punishment; and
  • sexual crimes, including rape, acquaintance rape, sexual abuse, and sexual assault.

If you believe there has been a Title IX violation, please let us know.