“Title IX” is a federal law that prohibits all forms of sex discrimination, including sexual assault/offenses and harassment, in federally funded education programs. Title IX provides “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.”
In accordance with Title IX, St. John’s College policies and practices forbid sex discrimination of any kind, including sexual harassment and sexual assaults or offenses. For a full statement of our policies, see the Student Handbook, Appendices I-III.
On the Annapolis campus, the director of student services is the Title IX Coordinator and is responsible for promoting an environment on campus that is free of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual misconduct (including sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and sexual coercion), not just among students, but among all members of the campus community and for addressing and remedying such conduct should it occur. The director of student services is knowledgeable about the college’s complaint procedures, remedial measures (which may be requested regardless of whether a complaint is filed), and support and counseling services (both on and off campus). The assistant dean and the director of Public Safety, as dual investigators, investigates complaints and a sexual misconduct review panel adjudicates complaints. In addition, the Title IX Coordinator is responsible for assuring that other members of the campus community receive training on issues related to sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct.