The university expects everyone within our community — students, faculty and staff — to treat others equally and does not tolerate hostile behavior toward others.
We recognize that sex and gender discrimination, as well as sexual harassment and violence, strongly impact the current national landscape, and we consider it our responsibility to attend to these concerns within our community. As a member of our community, you should expect St. Edward’s University to not only comply with federal regulations as they apply to Title IX, but also to remain aligned with our Holy Cross values of community, diversity, social justice and service.
Our goal is to assist those affected by sex and gender discrimination, harassment and violence. Whether you are a survivor, the accused or a bystander of a Title IX incident, we as a community are here to guide you through the process of resolution. We strive to be sensitive to the unique needs of different populations within our community.
Being informed is an important step in finding resolution, either for yourself, a friend, or others in our community. Through empathy and compassion, we may more readily address concerns of discrimination and violence surrounding sex and gender. Thank you for taking a step toward service to others. Together, we can bring about a better time for our community.
Title IX is part of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits sex- and gender-identity-based discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual violence. It applies to education programs and activities, as well as employment and admission. It also prohibits retaliation for asserting claims of sex and gender-identity discrimination.
Title IX policies address:
For specific definitions where the accused is a student, consult the St. Edward’s University Student Handbook for terms and definitions. If the accused is an employee, consult the St. Edward’s University Employee Handbook for terms and definitions.
Law enforcement applies specific definitions, and they can be found at: