Title IX and sexual misconduct policy
Title IX is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, or childbirth at any federally funded education program or activity.
SCAD does not tolerate sex-based discrimination or sexual misconduct and is prepared to take prompt action to prevent and address such behavior and remedy its effects. The university’s sexual misconduct policy maintains an environment for students, faculty, and staff that is free of sex-based discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The university’s grievance process promotes impartial and fair process due any violations of the policy.
Prohibited conduct includes:
- Unwanted conduct denying equal access
- Quid-pro-quo harassment
- Sexual assault
- Relationship violence
- False reporting
University community members held accountable under the policy include students, faculty, staff, and third parties (vendors, alumni, visitors, volunteers, etc.).
The Title IX coordinator administers the policy and oversees the university’s efforts to comply with its responsibilities under Title IX. The Title IX coordinator stewards the university’s centralized review, investigation, grievance process, and resolution of reports of violations of this policy.
Any person may report sex-based discrimination or sexual misconduct — even if the person reporting is not the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute a violation of the policy.
Title IX coordinator and deputy Title IX coordinator
Keys Hall 308