Title IX Policy on Sexual Harassment, Discrimination & Misconduct
In Compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and other applicable laws, Mount St. Mary's University prohibits sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and any other type of sexual misconduct.
Know Your Rights
Mount St. Mary’s University is a Catholic institution committed to upholding standards that promote respect and human dignity. Members of the university community, guests and visitors have the right to be free from all forms of sexual harassment, discrimination and misconduct, examples of which can include acts of sexual violence, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. All members of the campus community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others.
The university uses the preponderance of the evidence (also known as “more likely than not”) as a standard for proof of whether a violation occurred. In campus resolution proceedings, legal terms like “guilt, “innocence” and “burdens of proof” are not applicable, but the university never assumes a responding party is in violation of university policy. Campus resolution proceedings are conducted to take into account the totality of all evidence available, from all relevant sources.
The university’s Title IX Coordinators oversee compliance with all aspects of the sexual harassment, discrimination and misconduct policy. The Coordinators report directly to the President of the University, and are housed in the office of the President and the office of the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs. Questions about this policy should be directed to the Title IX Coordinators. Anyone wishing to make a report relating to discrimination or harassment may do so by reporting the concern to the university Title IX Coordinators:
Title: Vice President for University Affairs, Title IX Coordinator for Employees
Office of the President
Main Floor, Bradley Hall
Title: Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, Title IX Coordinator for Students
Office of the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs
2nd Floor, McGowan Hall
Additionally, anonymous reports can be made by victims and/or third parties using the online reporting form posted at www.msmu.ethicspoint.com. Note that these anonymous reports may prompt a need for the institution to investigate.
"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 of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX).