Policies and Procedures
Shepherd University is committed to providing all members of the community with an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and violence. Any member of the campus community that experiences discrimination or sexual harassment, including sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, or stalking is encouraged to seek assistance. For more information on these policies, please select the images below.
The Office of Social Equity, Title IX, and Multicultural Student Affairs is here as an additional resource for any questions, comments, or concerns that may arise. Please do not hesitate to reach out to the Title IX Coordinator, Annie Lewin (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any reason. We are here to help you navigate any stressful situations or confusion that may occur throughout your time here at Shepherd University.
- The US Department of Education released the Title IX Final Rules on May 19, 2020, and this Interim Policy was adapted based on those new rules.
- The resolution process can be informal or formal and is designed to stop the harassment and prevent any future occurrence.
- Upon receipt of a report, the University’s Title IX Team will conduct an initial Title IX assessment. The goal of this assessment is to provide an integrated and coordinated response.
- Reporting individuals acting in good faith are protected from violations related to drugs and alcohol.
- Any complaint of sexual harassment reported to the University will be resolved in a fair and impartial manner. A Complainant, a Respondent, and all individuals involved can expect to be treated with dignity and respect.
- Shepherd University is committed to fostering a safe, non-discriminatory, and inclusive culture that promotes the civil rights of all members of the campus community.