No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
– Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 to the 1964 Civil Rights Act
Oglethorpe University is committed to a safe campus and community. As part of this commitment, the university strives to provide effective resources and equitable processes to all students involved in sexual misconduct, including sexual assault and stalking. The University will act to minimize incidents and recurrence of sexual misconduct, harassment and violence. Oglethorpe, along with the U.S. Department of Education and its Office for Civil Rights (OCR), believes that providing all students with an educational environment free from discrimination is extremely important. The sexual harassment of students, including sexual violence, interferes with students’ right to receive an education free from discrimination and, in the case of sexual violence, is a crime.
Sexual violence can happen to anyone regardless of age, race, gender or sexual orientation. This website provides resources and information for the reporting party (complainant), the accused (respondent), faculty and staff, parents and friends. If you have questions or need to talk with someone at the university, please contact the university’s Title IX Coordinator or Oglethorpe’s counseling center.
Oglethorpe University’s policies related to Sexual Violence and Misconduct can be found in Section 14 of the University Bulletin. Our faculty and staff work to provide the most updated policies on Sexual Violence and Misconduct, so please be sure to read directly from the highlighted link.