Office for Institutional Equity

Title IX | Sexual Misconduct

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits sex discrimination in federally funded education programs and activities.

The law 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 subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity
receiving federal financial assistance."

In this context, sex discrimination includes sexual harassment, sexual assault and sexual violence by students, employees or third parties. Sexual
violence is defined as a sexual act perpetrated against a person's will or when a person is incapable of giving consent.

Cleveland State University is committed to providing an environment free
from discrimination on the basis of sex. Resources are available for students and employees to address concerns pertaining to sex discrimination, including sexual misconduct.

Title IX Coordinator Yulanda McCarty-Harris, J.D. has the primary responsibility
for the resolution of discrimination complaints by faculty, staff and students, including Title IX complaints.

To review the University's sexual harassment policy, click here.

For a sexual harassment FAQ, click here.

For information on community support, educational resources and filing
complaints, click here.