Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972 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.
20 U.S.C. § 1681
Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs or activities, admission, and employment.
Sexual harassment, sexual violence, and other sexual misconduct are forms of sex discrimination under Title IX.
Title IX also codifies the processes and procedures through which the law is enforced.
Randolph College, like all recipients of federal funding, is required to adhere to those rules in its efforts to prevent sex discrimination on campus and respond to incidents of sexual misconduct.
Sexual misconduct refers to any conduct or act of a sexual nature perpetrated in the United States against an individual without consent.
Sexual misconduct offenses include, but are not limited to:
- sex discrimination,
- sexual assault,
- sexual harassment,
- sexual exploitation,
- dating violence,
- domestic violence, and
Sexual misconduct can occur between strangers or acquaintances, including people involved in an intimate or sexual relationship.
Sexual misconduct can be committed by men or by women, and it can occur between people of the same or different sex.
The College prohibits sex discrimination, sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking by anyone on College property.
The College also prohibits such conduct committed by students, faculty, staff, volunteers, or vendors off College property, if:
- The off-campus incident occurs as part of a College or College-recognized program or activity;
- The College exercised substantial control over the respondent and the context in which the alleged incident occurred off-campus; or
- The incident occurs at an off-campus building owned or controlled by a student organization officially recognized by the College.
The College encourages reporting of all sexual misconduct and provides several channels through which to do so.