Delaware Valley University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities, including but not limited to admissions, financial aid, athletics and employment policies and practices, as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, which states that:
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.
Gender and sex-based misconduct is a form of discrimination under Title IX.
One of our University's values is to respect all people. Members, guests and visitors of our campus have the right to be free from all forms of gender and sex-based misconduct, examples of which can include acts of sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.
For these reasons, Delaware Valley University has a zero-tolerance policy in regard to sexual misconduct. The university is committed to eliminating sexual misconduct, preventing its recurrence and addressing its effects to ensure that all students have equal opportunity to be engaged in campus life and benefit from the university's educational programs.
The information contained within this policy describes the manner in which this commitment will be fulfilled.