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Title IX

Title IX

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Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states:

“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.”

Otterbein University will not tolerate harassment by or of its employees, faculty, students, vendors, or visitors through words or actions based upon an individual’s race, color, gender, national origin, religion, gender identify, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, military status, or veteran status,  This prohibition on harassment includes sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and sexual violence.

Prompt and effective measures will be taken to assure that such discrimination and harassment does not occur.  All charges of harassment will be taken seriously.  The University strongly urges employees, faculty, students, vendors, or visitors to report all possible incidents of harassment.  

The University will not tolerate retaliation in any form against any student, faculty or staff  who files a complaint, against whom a complaint has been filed , serves as a witness, or participates in an investigation of discrimination or harassment. The University will take steps to prevent retaliation or recurrence of any sexual misconduct on the complainant or others.

Scott Fitzgerald
Director of Human Resources, Title IX Coordinator
p/ 614.823.1130
e/ Sfitzgerald@otterbein.edu
Responsibilities: The Title IX Coordinator is the designated university official with primary responsibility for coordinating the university’s compliance with Title IX. This includes providing leadership for Title IX activities; providing consultation, education and training; and helping to ensure the university responds appropriately, effectively and equitably to Title IX issues.

Julie Saker
Associate Dean of Students
p/ 614.823.1554
e/ Jsaker@otterbein.edu
Responsibilities: Serves as the Director of Student Conduct and is responsible for coordinating sexual misconduct procedures and support services for students.

Important Information at a Glance

What is Sexual Misconduct?
Sexual misconduct is contact of a sexual nature without clear, knowing and voluntary consent, or offensive sexual or other behavior which exploits another person on the basis of his/her gender or sexual orientation.

What is consent?
Consent is informed, freely and actively given, mutually understandable words or action, which indicate a willingness to engage in mutually agreed upon sexual activity.   Consent cannot be obtained by use of physical force, compelling threats, intimidating behavior or coercion.  An incapacitated person cannot give consent.  (This includes incapacitation by alcohol and/or other drugs.) 

Where can I found out more information?

How do I make a complaint?

Additional Resources

  • Counseling 614.823.1250
  • Student Health Center  614.823.1345
  • Otterbein Police 614.823.1222
  • Women’s Gender and Resource Center  614.823.1028

Off-Campus Resources

  • SARNCO - Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio 614.267.7020
  • BRAVO – Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization 866.862.7286

/ Title IX

Scott Fitzgerald
Director of Human Resources
Title IX Coordinator
p/ 614.823.1130
e/ Sfitzgerald@otterbein.edu

Julie Saker
Associate Dean of Students
p/ 614.823.1554
e/ Jsaker@otterbein.edu