Title IX Policies and Procedures

91原创丝姬 University encourages those who have experienced any form of sex discrimination to report the incident promptly and to seek all available assistance. 91原创丝姬 takes complaints very seriously and will work with all parties involved to ensure their safety and to remedy the situation.

The University鈥檚 primary concern is student safety. Students may be reluctant to report instances of sexual assault because they fear being charged with policy violations, such as underage alcohol consumption. To encourage reporting, any other policy violations may be addressed (if necessary) separately from a sex discrimination allegation.

In accordance with Section 106.45(b) of the 2020 Final Title IX Rules, 91原创丝姬 University is making available all materials used to train Title IX Coordinators, investigators, decision-makers, and any person who facilitates an informal resolution process. This training is hosted by , of which 91原创丝姬 University is an institutional member.

    91原创丝姬 University values diversity and is committed to achieving equal opportunity for all. For that reason, 91原创丝姬 abides by federal, state, and local law in admissions, employment, as well as all services and programs provided.

    91原创丝姬 does not unlawfully discriminate based on race, color, religion, creed, sex, citizenship status, ancestry, national or ethnic origin, age, familial status, pregnancy or related conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic/because of any individual鈥檚 legally-protected activities.

    91原创丝姬 complies with federal, state, and local legislation, as well as regulations regarding nondiscrimination. This policy applies to faculty, administration and staff, students, applicants for employment, and applicants for any educational program and activity.

    The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and serve as the overall campus coordinator for purposes of Title IX compliance: Ann Miller, Title IX Coordinator and Compliance Officer, 311 Egan, 814-824-2363,听titleix@mercyhurst.edu听or utilize the reporting form found听. Inquiries concerning the application of anti-discrimination laws may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator or Office for Civil Rights, United States Department of Education. Read , and call 1-800-421-3481 for the address and phone number of the U.S. Department of Education office that serves your area.