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Hiram College Title IX Policies
Title IX is a is a civil rights law passed as part of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX states that: “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.”
Hiram College is committed to fostering a safe learning environment that supports the dignity of all members of the Hiram community. Since acts of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual misconduct disrupt and harm such an environment, the College offers educational programs aimed at reducing the likelihood that such acts occur. This policy and the procedures within are intended to ensure that all parties involved in a Title IX case receive appropriate support and fair treatment, and that allegations of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual misconduct are handled in a prompt, thorough, and equitable manner.
These procedures will be implemented by officials who receive annual training on the issues related to sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, the scope of the College’s education program or activity, and how to conduct an investigation and hearing process that promotes safety, fairness, and accountability.
The College strongly encourages all individuals to report incidents of potential sex discrimination even if the individual does not intend to pursue a Formal Complaint. No person should assume that an incident has already been reported by someone else or that the College already knows about a particular situation.