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TITLE 9 Title IX Office Title IX Coordinator Dr. Rebecca Malley Deputy Coordinator Cristin Reynolds (narrator)
WHAT DOES TITLE IX MEAN? “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. ”
TITLE IX AT USM
USM is committed to fostering an academic, work, and living environment that is free from all forms of discrimination and sexual misconduct. The University of Southern Mississippi prohibits sexual misconduct and sexual discrimination in any and every form.
WHAT DOES TITLE IX COVER? SEXUAL DISCRIMINATION: SEXUAL MISCONDUCT: If someone treats you differently based on any of the following factors, that may constitute sexual discrimination, and can be reported to the Title IX Office: The following are types of sexual misconduct that can be reported to the Title IX Office: • SEX • STALKING (THIS ALSO INCLUDES CYBERSTALKING) • SEXUAL ORIENTATION • INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE • GENDER • SEXUAL EXPLOITATION • GENDER IDENTITY/ GENDER • SEXUAL HARASSMENT EXPRESSION • PREGNANCY/ PARENTING STATUS • SEXUAL ASSAULT • UNWANTED TOUCHING • RAPE
POLICY AND PROCEDURES VIEW OUR POLICY ON SEXUAL MISCONDUCT HERE. VIEW OUR PROCEDURES FOR SEXUAL MISCONDUCT HERE.
OTHER POLICIES TO KNOW CONNECTED TO TITLE IX
AMNESTY FOR SEXUAL MISCONDUCT REPORTS Amnesty for Sexual Misconduct Reports: “A bystander reporting in good faith or an alleged victim reporting sexual misconduct to University officials or law enforcement will not be subject to campus conduct action for violations of alcohol and/or drug policies occurring at or near the time of the sexual misconduct. ” (Sexual Misconduct Policy 713590)
Retaliation: Any adverse action or threat taken against an individual for filing a complaint of sexual misconduct, serving as a witness, or for participating in the investigation or resolution process. USM prohibits any form of retaliation. This means that individuals who participate in the investigative process have protections in place to prevent and/or stop any type of retaliation.
HOW TO REPORT In Person Hattiesburg Campus: Cook Library Room 129 Phone Website/Online USM. EDU/SEXUALMISCONDUCT Click the “Report an Incident” Button Email [email protected] EDU
NEW WAY TO REPORT i. Southern. Miss App
The Title IX Office is here to assist you: • In filing a sexual discrimination or sexual misconduct complaint • If you need additional information or have questions about our policy and procedure • would like help accessing or connecting to available on and off-campus resources • Request for presentations about Title IX or related topics for your group, organization, or class
QUESTIONS? Please email: REBECCA. [email protected] EDU THANK YOU!