Policy Prohibiting Sex and Gender-Based Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct and Retaliation

Policy Number: 400-005 Governance, Risk and Compliance

Policy Title: Policy Prohibiting Sex and Gender-Based Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct and Retaliation

Responsible Officers: Provost and Chief Academic Officer

Responsible Offices: Office of the Provost and Chief Academic Officer

Effective Date: September 9, 2022 (Conforming Amendments) August 14, 2020 (Revised Policy – Issued as Interim) September 2019 Conforming Amendments November 13, 2017 (Revised Policy – Issued as Interim) January 18, 2017 (Revised Policy) April 29, 2016 (Updated) March 9, 2016 (Revised Policy) May 31, 2015 (Revised Policy) March 12, 2015 (Interim Policy) August 11, 2011 (Updated Title IX Contacts) June 5, 1999 (Original)

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Summary: Howard University is committed to ensuring compliance with federal laws that prohibit sex discrimination as well as applicable state and local laws that prohibit sex and gender-based discrimination, including sexual misconduct such as sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. Retaliation against anyone involved in filing an internal report or complaint under this policy, filing an external complaint, participating in the internal disciplinary process or any other process under this policy, or opposing in a reasonable manner an act believed to constitute a violation of this policy, is prohibited, will not be tolerated and will be subject to separate sanctions. In furtherance of this commitment, the University strives to maintain an environment in which all members of the University community are: (a) judged and rewarded solely on the basis of ability, experience, effort, and performance; and (b) provided conditions for educational and employment pursuits that are free from sex and gender-based discrimination, harassment, and violence. 

Keywords: Title IX, student protections, notification, harassment, discrimination, conduct, misconduct, dating violence.  See also: Title IX Office and Title IX FAQs

Policy Prohibiting Sex and Gender-Based Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct and Retaliation

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