Its rules must be conceived for the purpose of furthering and protecting the rights of all members of the university community in achieving these ends.
This policy applies to all students of Rowan University from the time of their acceptance and admission into the University until the date of their graduation.Regardless of where the prohibited conduct occurs, this Policy applies if the Respondent (the accused party) is a student of Rowan University.When the University is made aware of a report or allegation of sexual misconduct or harassment, the University will endeavor to maintain the confidentiality of the matter and of all individuals involved to the extent permitted by law.The University will balance the needs of the individuals involved (Complainant, or reporting party, and Respondent, the accused party) with its obligation to fully investigate allegations and to protect the safety and wellbeing of the community at large.It reads: “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.” As a recipient of Federal financial assistance, Rowan University has jurisdiction over complaints alleging sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual violence. A finding under this policy will be based on the preponderance of the evidence standard, in other words, a finding will be made if the evidence as a whole shows that is more likely than not that a violation of the Sexual Misconduct Policy occurred. Prompt reporting of incidents greatly improves the ability of the University and law enforcement to provide support resources to students and to address the violations effectively.
Although there is no time limit for reporting sexual harassment or misconduct offences, delays in reporting may reduce the ability of the University and law enforcement to investigate and respond to incidents.
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Questions or concerns related to employees should be directed to Rowan University’s Title IX Coordinator IV.
TITLE IXTitle IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in the University's programs and activities. REPORTING OPTIONSStudents who experience sexual misconduct and those who have knowledge of sexual misconduct or harassment are strongly encouraged to report this information as soon as possible.
In all cases, the University and its employees will respect the dignity and rights of all individuals involved. SANCTIONS FOR VIOLATIONSNot all forms of sexual misconduct will be deemed to be equally serious offenses, and the University reserves the right to impose differing sanctions, ranging from official warning to expulsion, depending on the severity of the offense.