Clark University is committed to providing a campus environment where all students, staff, and faculty are safe from sexual violence, harassment, and discrimination. Clark believes its community is stronger when all people are engaged in relationships based on mutual care and respect. Both in intimate and platonic relationships, Clark expects its community members to practice open communication and effective consent.
Title IX prohibits sex based discrimination on college campuses that receive federal funding. All community members are protected under Title IX. This includes all female, male, transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming students, faculty, and staff.
Possible Title IX offenses are, sexual violence, dating violence, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual exploitation, or gender discrimination, including discrimination based on gender identity or gender expression.
Title IX reads as follows:
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 education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance (TITLE IX OF THE EDUCATION AMENDMENTS OF 1972, 20 U.S.C. A§ 1681 ET. SEQ.)