Saint Vincent College is deeply committed to its strong tradition of respecting, preserving, protecting and enhancing the dignity of every member of its community and all whom we welcome as guests. This tradition embraces the notion that no member of the College community is, or should be, excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination in, any College program or activity on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Gender-based and sexual harassment, including sexual violence, are forms of discrimination that deny or limit an individual’s ability to participate in and benefit from the programs and activities of the College. Accordingly, the College expressly prohibits them.
As a recipient of Federal funds, the College complies with Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972 which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities. Sexual Misconduct, as defined in this Policy, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX. Saint Vincent College is committed to providing programs, activities, and an educational environment free from sex discrimination.
On May 19, 2020 the United States Department of Education published new regulations for Title IX. Saint Vincent College is currently reviewing the regulations and its preamble. Due to the new regulations, Saint Vincent will be revising and updating its Sexual Misconduct and Harassment policy and all related materials and information. The new regulations are set to go into effect on August 14, 2020. Please check back later this summer for updated information.