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Sexual Misconduct Policy and Grievance Procedures


Sexual Misconduct Policy and Grievance Procedures


The Sexual Misconduct Policy and Grievance Procedures (“Policy”),  addresses the requirements of Title IX  of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (“Clery Act”),  Section 304 of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (“VAWA”), as well as other federal and state laws, rules and regulations.

Title IX, which articulates the fundamental anti-discrimination principle that underlies all of the above laws, states as follows:

No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

Consistent with these, other applicable state and federal laws, as well as both student and employee standards of conduct, ULM prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, and/or gender in any University program or activity. “Sexual misconduct,” including sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual violence, and sexual exploitation, is a form of sex discrimination and is prohibited by this Policy. “Interpersonal violence,” including, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking, is also prohibited by this Policy.

This Policy applies to all students, faculty, staff, visitors, and to other members of the University community, as well as to contractors, consultants, and vendors doing business or providing services to the University.

See Sexual Misconduct Policy and Grievance Procedures (opens in PDF)