APPENDIX C - Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures
Purpose and Scope of the Policy
Sexual misconduct in any form will not be tolerated at Wilkes University. The University has in place: programs to educate the campus community regarding prevention and issues surrounding sexual misconduct; training programs for staff and faculty to provide student victims with direction for assistance; conduct policies and procedures to adjudicate cases involving sexual misconduct; and, most importantly, support systems for victims.
As a recipient of Federal funds, the University is required to comply with Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972 along with other applicable laws, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities. Sexual harassment and sexual misconduct, as defined in this policy, are forms of sexual discrimination prohibited by Title IX. The protections of Title IX apply to all Wilkes University students, faculty and staff, as well as third parties participating in University programs and activities.
When the responding party is a member of Wilkes University, the Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures are applicable regardless of the status of the reporting party.