Title IX and University Policy
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states:
“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.”
St. Bonaventure University promotes respect for the dignity and integrity of each person. Members of the university community, guests and visitors have the right to an environment free from all forms of gender and sex-based discrimination and misconduct, examples of which can include acts of sexual assault, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.
Sexual harassment and sexual violence are forms of discrimination prohibited by Title IX and university policy. The St. Bonaventure University Gender-Based Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures sets forth conduct expectations for our community and provides a process for the reporting, investigation and adjudication of alleged violations. This policy applies to alleged conduct violations of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (i.e., “Title IX Category” violations) and also applies to a broader range of contexts and behaviors inconsistent with the university’s commitment to equal opportunity (i.e., “University Standards” violations).
St. Bonaventure University prohibits all forms of gender-based discrimination and sexual misconduct and retaliation against people for making or participating in complaints of sex discrimination. All requirements and protections are equitably provided to individuals regardless of such status or status as complainant, respondent, or witness.