Title IX is best known as “the law that made school sports more equitable for girls and women.” But take a closer look at the federal law:
“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefit of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
That means that a major component of the law covers sexual harassment, which includes acts of sexual violence such as rape, sexual battery and sexual coercion (using pressure, force, alcohol or other drugs to have sexual contact with someone against his or her will).
Every college is required to have a designated Title IX Coordinator. They are responsible for coordinating the University’s response to its Title IX obligations, overseeing complaints, identifying problems, remaining available to the campus community and law enforcement, and handling Title IX concerns. She also is charged with identifying patterns that may be of concern down the road so that the University may respond or engage in appropriate prevention activities.
Cheyney University Title IX Coordinator:
Dr. Victoria Sanders
Title IX Coordinator/Director of EEO & Compliance Officer
Location: Biddle Hall
Relevant Cheyney University Policies
Click on the links below to view and download Title IX and related forms.
Student Code of Conduct (used in student Title IX cases)
When Should I contact the Title IX Coordinator?
- If you think you may have encountered any form of sexual misconduct or sex discrimination, and you want to know your options.
- If you become aware of a situation that you feel the University should investigate.
- If you are a campus security authority, and you become aware of an incident of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence stalking, or other incidents.
Cheyney University’s Nondiscrimination Statement
Cheyney University is committed to providing leadership in extending equal opportunities to all individuals and prohibits any form of discrimination and harassment on the basis of sex, race, color, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital or family status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability in any decision making regarding admissions, employment, or participation in a University program or activity in accordance with the letter and spirit of federal, state, and local non-discrimination and equal opportunity laws, such as Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, The Age Discrimination in Employment Act, The Americans with Disabilities and ADA Amendments Act, The Equal Pay Act, and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act. Questions or complaints regarding this policy statement should be directed to Dr. Victoria Sanders, Title IX Coordinator/Director EEO & Compliance Officer, located at 1837 University Circle, Cheyney, PA 19319; email: Vsanders@cheyney.edu; phone: (610) 399-2436.