4.2 Sex Discrimination at Xavier University
For the purposes of this HCAP, Sex Discrimination includes the following:
- Conduct that violates Xavier’s Title IX Sexual Harassment policies (Section 4.2.1)
- Conduct that violates Xavier’s Interpersonal Violence policies (Section 4.2.2)
If the report received contains allegations of more than one type of prohibited Sex Discrimination and the Title IX Office assesses one or more of those allegations fall under Xavier’s Title IX Sexual Harassment and one or more fall under Xavier’s Interpersonal Violence policies:
- The relevant policy definitions of Section 4.2.1 Title IX Sexual Harassment will apply to allegations assessed to fall under Xavier’s Title IX Sexual Harassment policies;
- The relevant policy definitions of Section 4.2.2 will apply to allegations assessed to fall under Xavier’s Interpersonal Violence policies; and
- The response and complaint resolution process procedures of Section 4.7.1 Title IX Sexual Harassment Response and Complaint Resolution Process will apply to all allegations.
The University issues this statement of policy to inform the community of our comprehensive plan addressing Sex Discrimination when reported to a University official, and reaffirms its commitment to maintain a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the university community.
This information applies to reports of conduct that may constitute prohibited Title IX Sexual Harassment as well as conduct that may constitute prohibited Interpersonal Violence, which described conduct that falls outside of Title IX Sexual Harassment, but is still prohibited and will be addressed by the University.
Xavier University defines the forms of Sex Discrimination it prohibits in this HCAP and the Student Handbook. Many of these forms of Sex Discrimination are also violations of Ohio criminal and/or civil law. Below are Xavier's definitions and policies, followed by Ohio legal definitions. The criminal and civil law list here is not intended to be exhaustive and this material should not be relied upon as legal advice or guidance regarding these offenses. In addition, the types of misconduct prohibited by this HCAP may be broader than state law and some prohibited conduct may not rise to the level of violating criminal or civil law. Xavier strives to ensure that its policies are followed and initiate the procedures outlined to address alleged misconduct regardless of whether a police report is filed about that misconduct and/or whether a criminal investigation is pursued. For complete information of state law, please see the Ohio Revised Code at http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/.