Executive Summary

This comprehensive policy addresses the manner in which Delaware Valley University will: prevent sexual misconduct; encourage and respond to reports of sexual misconduct; and comply with applicable laws, specifically: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965; the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974; the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (SaVE Act) passed in March 2013 as part of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA).

The policy addresses:

  • Purpose and scope
  • Role of Title IX Coordinator and other key personnel
  • Definitions of prohibited conduct
  • Definition and explanation of concept of "consent"
  • Support and resource information for victims of sexual assault
  • Prevention education requirements
  • Confidentiality and private options for reporting
  • Formal reporting options for university and law enforcement response
  • Investigation and resolution procedures
  • University's reporting and record-keeping requirements
  • Resources, support and contact information
  • Related policies and guidelines

Sexual Misconduct Policy

I.     Introd​uction
II.    Scope of the Policy​
III.   Title IX Coordinator​
IV.   Prohibited Conduct Defined
V.    Consent Defined and Explained
VI.   Confidentiality Policy: Disclosing and Reporting Sexual Misconduct
VII.  Victim Support and Assistance 
VIII. Formally Reporting Sexual Misconduct to the University
IX.   Formally Reporting Sexual Misconduct to Outside Agencies
X.    Investigation and Resolution Procedures
XI.   Outcomes and Sanctions
XII.  Prevention, Educati​on and Training
XIII. University's Reporting and Record-Keeping Obligations
XIV. Related Policies
XV.  Comprehensive Resource and Contact List