What is Title IX
The Title IX of the Education amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance.
The University is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination on the basis of sex. Stockton provides many resources to students, faculty, and staff to address concerns relating to discrimination on the basis of sex, which includes sexual misconduct.
Stockton seeks a safe and healthy environment for all campus community members and visitors. An individual's willingness to recognize the dignity and worth of each person is essential to Stockton’s mission. Thus, it is the responsibility of each person affiliated with the institution to respect the personal dignity of others.
Stockton recognizes that sexual misconduct, in particular, can result in trauma to the complainant and other persons associated with the complainant. Sexual violence is a crime – and while some survivors turn to the criminal justice system, others look to their schools for help or recourse. That can mean a number of things – from giving a complainant a confidential place to turn for advice and support, to effectively investigating and finding out what happened, to sanctioning the accused, to doing everything we can to help a survivor recover.
Sexual assault and other forms of sexual violence is a crime prohibited by Stockton policy and by state and federal law. Every member of the Stockton community has a right to an environment void of coercion and assault. Anyone could be a potential sexual assault complainants; assaults can happen anywhere, at any time. The consequences are numerous, long lasting and painful. Resources for assistance and support are available both on campus and in the community.
Click here for definitions of sex discrimination and sexual misconduct. Note that Stockton defines sexual misconduct to include sexual and gender-based harassment and acts of sexual violence.