Title IX - Sexual assault support and resources
This federal law provides protection to students victims of harassment, sexual harassment and sexual assault on or off campus, in any academic, educational, extracurricular and athletic activity supported by the institution.
- Compliance with Title IX is a requirement for education institutions that receive federal funding.
- Educational programs must be developed in compliance with Title IX.
- Take necessary measures to avoid the discrimination and its consequences.
- The Institution have to enact procedures to suit any complaint.
- All higher education institution that benefits from federal funds must have a Title IX Coordinator.
Responsibilities of the Title IX Coordinator:
- Ensures that appropriate policies and procedures are in place and training for students, faculty and staff.
- Universidad del Sagrado Corazón is responsible for conducting adequate, impartial investigations of reports and complaints of sexual misconduct. Title IX coordinator evaluates requests for confidentiality and to provide a safe and nondiscriminatory environment for all students.
- Remedies, including Interim Measures-takes steps to ensure the complainant aware of all available resources.
- Monitoring and Advising – Annual climate survey.
- Recordkeeping and as necessary recommends to increase safety measures.
- Guidance conducts workshops and disseminates information on Title IX to raise awareness and educate the university community in order to prevent and eradicate sexual violence on campus.
A student should contact the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinator(s) in order to:
- Seek information about student’s rights and courses of action available to resolve report or complaints that involve potencial sex discrimination, including sexual misconduct.
- File a complaint to make a report of sex discrimination, including sexual misconduct.
- Notify the college of an incident or policy or procedure that may raise potencial Title IX concerns.
- Get the informacion about available resources (including confidencial resources) and support services relating to sex discrimination, including sexual misconduct.
- Ask quiestions about College’s policies and procedures related to sex discrimination, including sexual misconduct.
Course of action:
- Once a student or employee who becomes aware of a possible constitutive act of sexual harassment committed against a student, it is his or her responsibility to notify the Title IX Coordinator.
- The coordinator will investigate the incident and take steps to provide security to the victim.
- It will implement measurements to end the situation, eliminate a hostile environment harassment and prevent reoccurrence.