“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” --Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments
Implementing Statute and Regulations at 20 U.S.C. § 1681 & 34 C.F.R. Part 106
What is Title IX? Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits sex discrimination in colleges, universities, and elementary and secondary schools. Under Title IX, schools must address gender-based discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual violence. Central State University has a responsibility to respond promptly and effectively to reports of sexual violence and other gender-based misconduct, which includes investigating reports of sexual assault and other Title IX violations in a timely, and equitable manner.
To review Central State University's Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Misconduct and Retaliation Policy click the link here (PDF).
Emergency Contact Information: If you or someone you know has experienced sexual assault, get immediate help by calling Campus Police at: (937) 376-5111 or 911.
*It is important to also seek medical attention regardless of your decision to report the crime to police. For 24-hour crisis help call the Family Violence Prevention Center: (937) 372-4552 or (937) 426-2334.
You can also call The Community Network Behavioral Health Services 24-hour Crisis Hotline at: (937) 376-8701.
CSU Counseling Services is available for confidential counseling, Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00 p.m. Counseling Services is located in the Lackey/Lee Health Center. Phone: (937) 376-6338..
Role of Title IX Coordinator: The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for overseeing all Title IX incidents reported to the University, including but not limited to, identifying and addressing any gender-based misconduct, discrimination, and/or harassment. The Title IX Coordinator’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Investigation or oversight of investigations of allegations related to Title IX;
Coordination and oversight of educational programs including mandatory training for new students and employees and awareness campaigns for current students and employees;
Coordination and oversight of training for anyone involved in responding to, investigating, or adjudicating sexual misconduct, discrimination, and/or harassment;
Coordination and oversight of training for employees related to their responsibility when they become aware of sexual misconduct, discrimination, and/or harassment;
Coordination and oversight of annual training for investigators, decision makers, hearing officers and hearing committee members on the issues related to sexual misconduct, discrimination, and/or harassment and on how to conduct an investigation and hearing process.
Attendance at appropriate trainings throughout the year on topics related to responding to or investigating allegations of sexual misconduct, discrimination, and harassment.
Designation of deputies and investigators (designees) to assist in carrying out any of the responsibilities related to implementing the University’s Sexual Misconduct, Harassment and Discrimination Policy.
Complainant's and Respondent's Rights:
To be treated with respect by all University officials.
To an investigation and appropriate resolution of all reports of discrimination and/or harassment made in good faith to the appropriate University official(s).
To receive notification and updates throughout the investigation and adjudication process, including final outcomes;
To take advantage of campus support resources (such as the University Health and Counseling Services and Health Services in the Student Health Center).
To experience a safe living, educational, and work environment.
To have a support person of their choosing during meetings with investigators and proceedings during the adjudication process. The support person cannot be someone who may be called as a witness. The support person’s role is one of support for the student. The support person does not speak or act on behalf of the student.
To decline to participate in informal resolution as the means for resolving a matter.
To receive amnesty for minor student misconduct (such as alcohol or drug violations) that is secondary to the incident.
To be free from retaliation for complaints made, or otherwise participating in an investigation, in good faith.
To have complaints heard in substantial accordance with the procedures outlined in the Student Code of Conduct.
To full participation in this process, including the opportunity to provide evidence, suggest witnesses, and respond to fact finding included in the investigation report.
To be informed of the outcome/resolution of the complaint. All charges and adjudications of intimate partner violence (dating/domestic violence), sexual assault or stalking, will be in writing.
For residential students, the ability to request housing and living alternatives, if appropriate.
A “no contact order,” if appropriate. A no contact order is an order from a University Official to have no contact with a particular person or persons.