About Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Policy

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance. The policy is enforced by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights. The policy states that 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. The Savannah State University Sexual Misconduct Policy is administered in conjunction with the university’s Title IX program and is modeled after the University System of Georgia Sexual Misconduct Policy.


What does the Savannah State University Sexual Misconduct Policy state?

The Savannah State University Sexual Misconduct Policy prohibits specific forms of behavior that violate Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Savannah State University will not tolerate sexual misconduct, which is prohibited, and which includes, but is not limited to, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, sexual harassment and stalking. Savannah State University further strongly encourages members of the university community to report instances of sexual misconduct promptly. These policies and procedures are intended to ensure that all parties involved receive appropriate support and fair treatment, and that allegations of sexual misconduct are handled in a prompt, thorough and equitable manner. The complete Savannah State University Sexual Misconduct Report includes definitions of prohibited conduct, information on reporting sexual misconduct and other detailed information about the policy.


Does the Savannah State University Sexual Misconduct Policy protect all students?

Yes, the Savannah State University Sexual Misconduct Policy protects all students, regardless of sex or gender.


Does the Savannah State University Sexual Misconduct Policy protect people other than students?

Yes, the Savannah State University Sexual Misconduct Policy also protects faculty, staff and third-party visitors to the Savannah State University campus.