Title IX and Sexual Offense Information and Resources
The Sexual Offense Policy and Procedure for Students and Employees is the method by which Villa Maria College handles the resolution of issues and complaints related to Title IX and sexual offenses pertaining to any member of the college community, including: students, employees, volunteers, and third-party contractors.
Title IX is the federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in any academic or athletic program in a federally funded school and requires schools to respond to knowledge and reports of sex discrimination in particular ways. Sex discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual violence such as sexual assault, rape, stalking, dating violence and intimate partner violence. Title IX protects any person from sex/gender-based discrimination, including students, faculty and staff; women and men; and individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender.