Title IX: Sexual Harassment, Misconduct, and Assault


In keeping with its long-standing traditions, beliefs, and policies, Brescia University will not discriminate against any student, employee, or applicant to become such, on the basis of any individual’s race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age (over 40), disability, military status or Vietnam veteran era status or any other status which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. With respect to religion, as permitted by law, the University reserves the right to employ those persons who are committed to the values and mission of the University and its religious heritage.

Title IX and Sexual Harassment

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. It reads:

“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.”

— Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972,
and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX)

Title IX prohibits discrimination based on sex in educational programs and activities that receive Federal financial assistance.  Examples of programs and activities that are subject to Title IX include admissions, recruitment, financial aid, academic programs, athletics, housing and employment.  Title IX also protects students from sexual harassment, including sexual violence, such as rape, other forms of sexual assault, sexual battery and sexual coercion.

Brescia University Title IX Coordinator

Brescia University’s mission embodies commitment to promote and protect the personal dignity and well-being of every member of the Brescia community. Sexual harassment, sexual assault and other forms of sexual misconduct are antithetical to the commitment. Moreover, they constitute unlawful sex discrimination and are an affront to justice. All forms of sexual misconduct are prohibited by Brescia University.

Brescia’s Title IX Coordinator monitors and oversees the University’s compliance with Title IX and the prevention of sex harassment and discrimination, including the coordination of education and training activities and the response to Title IX complaints.  Students, faculty, administrators, staff, or others who participate in Brescia’s education programs and activities with questions, concerns, or complaints about sex discrimination, sex harassment or sexual misconduct are encouraged to contact the Title IX Coordinator:

Dr. Lori Etheridge
Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students
[email protected]
Moore Center 213