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 the Interim Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy, Title IX Response, the Title IX Amnesty Policy, and Student’s Rights, please click on the corresponding links below.
|Shepherd Interim Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy||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:|
|Resolution Process||The resolution process can be informal or formal and is designed to stop the harassment and prevent any future occurrence.|
|Title IX Response||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.|
|Title IX Amnesty Policy||Reporting individuals acting in good faith are protected from violations related to drugs and alcohol.|
|Student’s Rights||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.|
|Non-Discrimination Policy||Shepherd University is committed to fostering a safe, non-discriminatory and inclusive culture which promotes the civil rights of all members of the campus community.|
The Office of Social Equity, Inclusion, and Title IX 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.