Ohio Dominican University is committed to providing a healthy learning, working, and living environment that promotes personal integrity and mutual respect. It is free from all forms of discrimination and conduct that can be considered harassing, coercive or disruptive, including sexual misconduct. This type of conduct will not be tolerated within our community.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination based on sex in educational programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. It 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 subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” To ensure compliance with Title IX and other federal and state civil rights laws, the University has developed policies and procedures that prohibit sex discrimination in all of its forms.
It is the policy of Ohio Dominican University, as well as federal, state, and local discrimination statutes, to forbid illegal discrimination and/or retaliation in the workplace and with admission to the University. The law and the policies of ODU prohibit disparate treatment, hostile environment, or retaliation on the basis of sex or any other protected characteristic.