The Catholic University of America

Non-Discrimination, Anti-Harassment, and Title IX Compliance Policy

Additional History

4/26/16:  The policy title was changed from "Non-Discrimination/Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy" to "Non-Discrimination, Anti-Harassment, and Title IX Compliance Policy," and section subheadings were added to improve the flow of information.  A fuller reference to Title IX prohibitions against sexual discrimination was added, and the name and title of the Title IX Coordinator were added.  Emphasis on the University's commitment to respond to complaints promptly also was added.

4/24/15:  The paragraph below was revised to reflect that the recently-hired Title IX Coordinator handles Title IX matters, and the Equal Opportunity Officer handles all other matters:

The following office has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of this policy, as well as overall campus coordination for purposes of Title IX compliance:  Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator/Director Employee Relations, 170 Leahy Hall, 620 Michigan Avenue, Washington, D.C. 20064, tel. (202) 319-6594, TITLEIX-COORDINATOR@CUA.EDU.  Inquiries also may be directed to the Office of Civil Rights, United States Department of Education, http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html.

A reference to the Sexual Offenses Policy also was added to the Related Policies section.

10/1/13Policy  revised to include “Non-Discrimination” in the title, to include links to the new Title IX Handout and Title IX Website, to add language specifically prohibiting sexual discrimination (including sexual harassment and sexual violence), and to reference the Title IX Coordinator by title, address, phone and e-mail.

6/29/12: Policy revised to clarify that the policy applies to admission and other educational opportunities as well as to employment.

1/25/11:  Policy was revised to bring it current with new law (GINA) and streamlined references made to Veterans' Laws and other applicable laws. Last sentence removed as not necessary.Mission of Catholic Church language added.

6/26/05: Policy was revised to include the following language regarding retaliation: Retaliation against complainants, alleged victims, or witnesses is prohibited. Acts of retaliation will result in disiplinary action regardless of the outcome of the underlying complaint.

Original Policy Issued 3/1/87: This is a copy of the original policy as issued in March of 1987.