Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972
"No 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 is about fairness and eliminating any barriers to a quality education at institutions which receive federal funding. Eastern Mennonite University is committed to offering a learning community in which all members feel secure physically and intellectually and are able to access their education. All members of the campus community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others.
Behavior that harms others or threatens campus security and falls under the category of sexual misconduct is prohibited at EMU under the Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct Policy. Sexual misconduct is a broad range of behavior that includes but is not limited to non-consensual sexual intercourse, non-consensual sexual contact, domestic/relationship violence, sexual exploitation, sexual harassment, and stalking. EMU faculty, staff and students are expected to commit themselves to be examples of the highest standards of personal and professional conduct.