Title IX Regulations & Policy Update:
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination and sexual harassment, including sexual violence, in educational programs and activities that receive federal funds. In compliance with the Department of Education’s regulations published on May 19, 2020, the University of Delaware has updated its policies and procedures regarding reports of discrimination, in all forms, to the Office of Equity and Inclusion.
These updates reaffirm the University of Delaware’s commitment to fostering an educational environment free from discrimination. The updates to our policies and procedures not only maintain, but strengthen our ability to respond, investigate, and resolve incidents of discrimination or harassment directed towards our students, faculty, and staff.
In accordance with institutional values and regulatory guidance, the policies and procedures adopted ensure a fair and equitable process for all parties from an initial report, to the end of the appeals process. Theses updates to the University of Delaware’s policies go into effect on Friday, August 14, 2020, for all new reports and will not be retroactively applied to open, ongoing Office of Equity and Inclusion cases.
The University of Delaware encourages any who experiences or observes discrimination or harassment to report the incident to the Office of Equity and Inclusion. To make a report, you can follow this link. To view the updated Non-Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct, and Title IX policy, please click here.
Sexual Misconduct Online Training: Please note that newly admitted students will receive an invitation to participate in the Everfi Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Education training prior to the beginning of the fall semester. Students can expect an email invitation to come directly from Everfi, our university partner for online education.