[N]o person in the United States, shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation
in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education
program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.
-Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972
Eastern Mennonite University (EMU or the University) is committed to establishing and maintaining a community rich in equality and free from all forms of discrimination and harassment. *Sexual harassment, relationship violence, and other forms of sexual misconduct are prohibited at EMU. The University will take prompt and equitable action to eliminate sexual harassment, relationship violence, and other sexual misconduct and prevent its recurrence, whether education is being conducted in person or remotely through online platforms. As an institution rooted in the values of Christian discipleship, community, service, peacebuilding, and restorative justice, EMU commits itself to the highest standards of personal and professional conduct.
The full relationship violence and sexual misconduct policy is detailed online.
*Sexual harassment is a broad term that includes quid pro quo, sexual harassment that results from unwelcome conduct, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. As opposed to sexual harassment, sexual misconduct is a broad term used by EMU to refer to other violence of a sexual nature, and encompasses sexual exploitation and sexual misconduct that results in a hostile environment.