Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct Policy

Members of the Indiana Tech community, guests and visitors have the right to be free from all forms of gender and sex-based discrimination, examples of which can include acts of sexual violence, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. All members of the campus community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others. University believes in a zero tolerance policy for gender-based misconduct. When a report of misconduct is brought to an appropriate administration’s attention, and a respondent is found to have violated this policy, serious sanctions will be used to reasonably ensure that such actions are never repeated. This policy has been developed to reaffirm these principles and to provide recourse for those individuals whose rights have been violated. This policy is intended to define community expectations and to establish a mechanism for determining when those expectations have been violated.

The university policy on sexual misconduct applies to all students and employees, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity as well as third parties. This policy as well as additional information will be located on the university website under student emergency resources in student affairs. Students may also find more information in the Title IX compliance statement.

The university educates the student community about sexual assaults through distributed brochures and educational opportunities which may include student affairs programming, university experience classes, freshman orientation, or residence life programming. The police department offers sexual assault education and information programs to university students and employees upon request. Literature on sexual assaults, risk reduction, and university response is available through the associate vice president-student services and the university Wellness Center.

The university encourages anyone, especially men, who has the ability to intervene in the prevention of a sexual assault to do so. Speak out against abusive behavior and intervene if someone is at risk of being assaulted.

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