Sexual Harassment and Sex Discrimination
It is the mission of Viterbo University to prepare students for faithful service and ethical leadership. The university’s core values of contemplation, hospitality, integrity, stewardship, and service are reflected in educational programs that transform students and prepare them to be successful in their careers and as stewards of their communities. To promote its mission and values, the university is committed to creating a safe and supportive environment for all and to ensuring that its programs, activities, and operations are free from discrimination and harassment. The university prohibits all forms of discrimination against students, employees, and other persons in all aspects of the university’s programs, activities and operations, based on sex, race, religion, national origin (including persons whose primary language is not English), ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, gender non-conformity, physical, mental, emotional or learning disability.
As mandated by the federal Title IX statutes and under the regulations set forth in Part 106 of Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations, the university does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of sex in any educational program or activity that the University operates. Title IX’s mandate not to discriminate on the basis of sex extends to students, employees, and other persons in all aspects of the university’s programs, activities, and operations. Inquiries regarding how Title IX applies to the university may be referred to the university Title IX coordinator (contact information below), to the assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, or to both. Please be aware that non-confidential employees are required to report the act of sexual discrimination. A list of individuals who can maintain confidentiality can be found on the on-campus and community resources page.
Title IX Grievance Process Team
Several staff and faculty members at the university serve as part of the grievance process team, in addition to their regular positions within the university. These individuals have been specially trained according to their role on this team.