Title IX & Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct
“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, 20 U.S.C.A. § 1681
Title IX regulations adopted by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights became effective on August 14, 2020. The University's policy has been updated, but some modifications are still being made to supporting documentation, such as forms, notices, and information on the Title IX website. The Title IX Coordinator is available to answer questions about current practices while supporting materials are transitioned. The Title IX Coordinator will ensure that use of any current supporting materials does not materially impact any individual's rights under Title IX.
For incidents that occurred prior to August 14, 2020, the University's Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct Policy will apply.
Title IX Policy (effective 8/14/2020)
Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct Policy (effective 10/14/2017 - 8/13/2020)
Members of the Muskingum University community, including undergraduate students, graduate students, commuters, faculty, employees, vendors, guests, and visitors have the right to be free from all forms of gender-based and sex discrimination. 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’s Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct Policy has been developed to reaffirm these principles, to provide a course of action for those individuals whose rights have been violated, and to provide a fair and equitable process for resolution of reports. The Policy applies to all members of the University community, regardless of an individual’s sex, gender identity, gender expression, and/or sexual orientation.
Disclaimer: The content of this webpage is designed to provide general guidance, which does not create, modify, or rescind any provision of the University’s policies. Any questions may be clarified by reading the Title IX Policy or by contacting the Director of Equity, Compliance, and Risk Management, who has been designated as the University’s Title IX Coordinator.