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What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states:

“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.”

In accordance with federal and state law including, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), Clayton State University (“CSU”) prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any of its education programs or activities or in employment. Clayton State University is committed to ensuring the highest ethical conduct of the members of its community by promoting a safe learning and working environment, and one that supports the dignity of all members of the University’s community and the University System of Georgia community. To that end, this policy prohibits specific forms of behavior that violate Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as defined herein. Clayton State University further strongly encourages all members of the University community who are not deemed Responsible Employees (Mandatory Reporters) to report instances of sexual misconduct promptly. The University Community is defined as students, faculty and staff, as well as contractors, vendors, visitors, and guests.

Clayton State University is committed to reducing incidents of Sexual Misconduct, providing prevention tools, conducting ongoing awareness and prevention programming, and training the campus community in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (“Clery Act”) and the Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA”). Prevention programming and training will promote positive and healthy behaviors and educate the University community on consent, sexual assault, sexual harassment, alcohol and drug use, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, bystander intervention, and reporting.

When Sexual Misconduct does occur, all members of the University community are strongly encouraged to report it promptly through the procedures outlined in this Policy. The purpose of this Policy and procedures are intended to ensure that all parties who may be involved in a related matter, receive appropriate support and fair treatment, and that allegations are handled in a prompt, thorough and equitable manner.