As a Catholic university sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Saint Xavier affirms the basic human dignity of all persons, including the right to be free from harassment and discrimination on the basis of sex or gender. In support of this fundamental belief, and in accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the University prohibits discrimination in all educational programs and activities on the basis of sex.
Programs and activities under Title IX include academic programs, admissions, athletics, financial aid, housing, career services, counseling and health services, student activities and employment.
What does Title IX cover?
Title IX prohibits:
- Sex or gender discrimination
- Sexual harassment
- Sexual violence
- Retaliation for filing a complaint
Examples of prohibited behavior include:
- Unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature
- Physical assault or coerced sexual activity
- Pressure or demand for sexual favors
- Obscene phone calls, gestures, texts or email
How do I file a complaint?
Any student who believes he or she has been subjected to any of the above behaviors from another student, faculty or staff member, or third party affiliated with SXU may contact:
Eileen P. Doherty, Ph.D.
Dean of Students
Office: WAC L-103
John P. Pelrine, Jr
Vice President for Student Affairs
SXU Title IX Coordinator
Office: WAC L-208
Or complete an Incident Report. This report is immediately routed to the Office of the Dean of Students.
View the Sexual Violence Policy section of the Student Handbook for more information.