IUP is committed to an educational and work environment free from any form of sexual discrimination or other prohibited sexual misconduct. Resources and support services are available to the university community.
Sexual discrimination and sexual misconduct include:
The IUP Sexual Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct Policy provides detailed definitions,
reporting guidelines, and complaint resolution procedures. Elise Glenn, chief Diversity and Inclusion officer, is also the IUP Title IX coordinator and is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the policy. She can be reached
through the Social Equity and Title IX Office: email@example.com or 724-357-3402. The US Department of Education,
OCR, oversees Title IX compliance. Questions may be addressed to the Office for Civil Rights.
Download (pdf) the 2020–21 Where to Turn for Help informational sheet.
View (YouTube) the IUP Student Overview: Civil Rights, Title IX and Sexual Misconduct video.
Elise Glenn explains the civil rights that all IUP students have, and
expands on the following concepts: Title IX, sexual misconduct, consent,
retaliation, where to seek help, and her role as the Title IX
All IUP employees (including faculty, staff, managers, student employees, graduate assistants, administrators), contractors, vendors, and designated volunteers are deemed “Mandated Reporters” and are required to immediately report actual or suspected sexual discrimination or sexual misconduct to the Title IX coordinator (contact
information listed above).
Retaliation against individuals reporting such conduct, or participating in an investigative or administrative process, will not be tolerated and will be addressed through the appropriate university process.
Submit an Incident of Concern
for online reporting of non-emergency issues involving sexual discrimination or sexual misconduct, identity-based
bias or discrimination, or other
issues of concern.
All have a duty to report, unless they have been designated as having legal privilege (i.e., licensed counselors, clinical psychologists, medical staff) or are appointed with confidentiality (i.e., certain health center, Haven Project, or athletics staff). IUP may provide confidential
services as requested by alleged victims of sexual violence. Although a legally recognized privilege may not attach to these roles, the university respects the alleged victim’s expectations of privacy to the extent permissible by law while still ensuring
compliance with other reporting obligations. Individuals authorized to have confidentiality are required to report the nature, date, time, and general location of an allegation of sexual misconduct to the Title IX coordinator. Please review Individuals Appointed with Confidentiality, 2020–21.
By virtue of their job or position function, Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) are required to report crimes that have been brought to their attention. For more information, and a complete list of individuals/organizations identified
as such, please visit the IUP Office of Public Safety.
Examples of CSA contacts include:
When there’s a report of sexual discrimination or sexual misconduct, the university will:
The Title IX coordinator ensures that support resources and process options are provided, and is responsible for monitoring investigations and outcomes of complaints. The Social Equity and Title IX Office works with the Office of Student Support and Community Standards, the
Office of Human Resources, and the University Police to assure compliance with Title IX and other requirements.
The Haven Project assists students with the issues of sexual violence, domestic/dating violence, and stalking. The staff support victims and survivors by providing
confidential counseling and information on resources, accommodations, and reporting options.
Resources through their office include the Survivor’s Handbook for all IUP campuses: Indiana, Northpointe, Pittsburgh East, and Punxsutawney. These handbooks include the Victim’s Bill of Rights.
The office is located in the Suites on Maple East, Suite G-2, and at 724-357-3947.
The Haven Project works in collaboration with University Police, the Pennsylvania State Police,
Indiana Borough Police, the Alice Paul House, and the IUP Counseling Center.
A listing of IUP support services can be found in the Where to Turn for Help informational sheet, above.
Persons can request accommodations if their safety or well-being is at risk by contacting the Title IX coordinator or the Haven Project. Examples include changing academic schedules or on-campus housing assignments, use of IUP’s escort system, and adjustments
to work assignments.
International students can download (pdf) the document, “Title IX Reporting and Resources: Sexual Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct,” as follows:
Indiana University of
Pennsylvania and its faculty are committed to assuring a safe and productive
educational environment for all students. In order to comply with the requirements of Title
IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the university’s commitment to
offering supportive measures in accordance with the new regulations issued
under Title IX, the university
requires faculty members to report incidents of sexual violence shared by
students to the university’s Title IX Coordinator. The only exceptions to the
faculty member’s reporting obligation are when incidents of sexual violence are
communicated by a student during a classroom discussion, in a writing
assignment for a class, or as part of a university-approved research project. Faculty
members are obligated to report sexual violence or any other abuse of a student
who was, or is, a child (a person under 18 years of age) when the abuse
allegedly occurred to the person designated in the University Protection of Minors
Policy. Information regarding the reporting of sexual violence and the resources that are available to victims of sexual violence is set forth above.
All university personnel are considered “Mandated Reporters” and must report suspected child abuse and child neglect consistent with the university’s Protection of Minors Policy,
which is under the umbrella of the Office of Human Resources. Incidents of concern involving minors should be reported through the PA ChildLine and Abuse Registry.
Immediately following the report to the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, a mandated reporter must also notify University Police, who will assume
responsibility for facilitating the university’s cooperation with the investigation of the report. More than one report of the suspected abuse is not required.
Reminder: If your organization is hosting an event on campus involving minors, please refer to the Protection of Minors Event Registration page,
also under the Office of Human Resources.