FDU is committed to having a community where all members are respected and belong. This includes the fostering of a community where everyone is free from any form of sexual or gender-based harassment or discrimination, which can take the form of sexual violence (including domestic and dating violence), stalking, sexually based “this for that” ultimatums (quid pro quo), and all other form of sexual harassment or exploitation. FDU does not tolerate sexual violence, misconduct, or harassment of any kind.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in all educational settings for both students and employees. The law 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.”
– Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX)
If you have experienced any type of sexual violence, misconduct, or harassment you may choose to report the incident to local police or FDU, or both. If you are a third party to any such incident, you may also report it to FDU using the online reporting form.
If reporting to FDU, please note that the below online reporting form does not constitute a formal complaint; rather, this form serves as a method of notifying the University of possible Title IX violations and enables the Title IX team to offer information about support and potential next steps.
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