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WHAT IS TITLE IX

Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any program or activity including, but not limited to:

1. Educational programs or activities, e.g., student services, academic counseling, discipline, classroom assignment, grading, athletics, recreation and study abroad;

2. Admission and recruitment, e.g., financial aid, housing;

3. Medical services, including psychological counseling.

UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATORY BEHAVIORS UNDER TITLE IX

  • SEXUAL HARASSMENT ( unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature)
  • SEXUAL MISCONDUCT ( rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, sexual exploitation and other forms of non-consensual sexual activity)
  • STALKING ( repeatedly following, harassing, threatening or intimidating including by telephone, mail, electronic communication or social media)
  • DATING VIOLENCE ( including emotional, verbal, and economic abuse without the presence of physical abuse)
  • DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ( including emotional, verbal and economic abuse without the presence of physical abuse)
  • RETALIATION ( adverse employment, academic or other actions against anyone reporting or participating in an investigation of Title IX allegations)
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REPORTING PROHIBITED BEHAVIOR

Members of the University community who believe that a Title IX violation may have occurred, should discuss their concerns and/or file a complaint with the University Title IX Coordinator:

 

Dr. Kenneth Lehrman III, Vice Provost for Affirmative Action
328 Boucke Building, University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-863-0471; email: kfl2@psu.edu
http://www.affirmativeaction.psu.edu

 

University Title IX Deputy Coordinator:

Danny Shaha, Senior Director
Office of Student Conduct
120 Boucke Building, University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-863-0342; Email: jds49@psu.edu

Penn State Lehigh Valley Title IX Resource Person:

Stephanie Jones, Assistant Director of Student Affairs
Penn State Lehigh Valley, 154 Academic Building
Phone: 610-285-5217; Email: snf120@psu.edu

 

To report a violation:
Sexual Harassment and Assault Reporting and Education (SHARE)

Penn State Lehigh Valley Sexual Assault Resources

 


 To file  a complaint outside of the University, contact:

Office for Civil Rights, Philadelphia Office
Wanamaker Building
100 Penn Square East, Suite 515
Philadelphia, PA 19107-3323
Phone: 215-656-8541
Email: OCR.Philadelphia@ed.gov