Title IX: Sexual Misconduct

Philadelphia University is committed to fostering a safe living and learning environment for all students. This includes freedom from any form of discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual violence. We expect community members to engage in relationships that are characterized by mutual respect and affirmative consent. The Philadelphia University Non-Discrimination Statement details the obligation of the University and all its members to respect the rights of all individuals.

The University’s response to any sexual misconduct seeks to balance the rights, needs and privacy of victims and those of the accused, while maintaining the health and safety of the campus community. Special emphasis is placed on violence prevention, providing support for those who may have been victimized, and ensuring a vigorous enforcement of institutional policy and law.

If you or someone you know may be a victim of sexual harassment, sexual violence, or any other behaviors prohibited under this policy, you are strongly encouraged to seek immediate assistance from The Dean of Students Office, Safety and Security, The Counseling Center or Health Services. The Dean of Students serves as the Title IX Coordinator, and in that role oversees all matters related to sexual misconduct, including the complaint process.

Students who may be victims of sexual misconduct will be provided counseling and medical referrals; assistance with safe housing and academic concerns related to the sexual misconduct; and information concerning victim’s rights. Individuals will also be provided information concerning University, civil and criminal complaints, including how to file such complaints.