Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination based on sex in educational programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. Quinnipiac University is committed to complying with Title IX and providing an educational, working and living environment free from gender or sex discrimination and sexual misconduct.

Quinnipiac seeks to ensure that no student, faculty or staff member is excluded from participation in or denied the benefits of any University program or activity on the basis of sex.   This includes all University activities, including, without limitation, academic, athletic, campus life and residential life programs.

Specifically with respect to athletics, the University is committed to the equitable treatment of male and female student-athletes.  This includes, but is not limited to, equitable allocation of athletic participation opportunities, scholarships and benefits.  The contact person in Athletics for Title IX inquiries is Jack McDonald, Director of Athletics.

The Associate Vice President for Student Affairs serves as the University Title IX Coordinator and manages the University's compliance with Title IX.  When a student, faculty or staff member, or other participant in the University's programs and activities feels that she or he has been subjected to discrimination on the basis of sex, she or he may contact the Title IX Coordinator or utilize the Title IX Grievance Procedures to bring concerns forward for the purpose of obtaining a prompt and equitable resolution.

Prohibitions against discrimination and harassment do not extend to statements and written materials that are germane to the classroom or academic course of study.  

The Title IX Discrimination and Harassment Policy is intended to define University standards and to outline the investigation and grievance processes when those standards are violated.

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