A Message from the Title IX Coordinator
After the September 7 announcement by Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, the Equity and Title IX Office at Elizabethtown College reaffirms its commitment to:
- providing a learning, working and living environment free of discrimination and sexual misconduct.
- promoting personal integrity, civility and mutual respect.
Our commitment is based on more than policy and procedures; we are motivated by the difficult reality that one in four college-aged women and one in 11 college-aged men will experience sexual misconduct. This is unacceptable at Elizabethtown College.
Our community benefits from the effective application of Title IX through focusing on education, prevention, consent, safety and wellbeing. Over the years, we have improved our systems and offer our community support for anyone seeking relief from sexual misconduct.
This year, we celebrate 45 years of Title IX. At Elizabethtown College, we will continue to value each person and embrace our Brethren principals of social justice while we seek to eliminate occurrences of inequality and sexual discrimination in all its forms.
Dr. Armenta Hinton
Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Title IX
What is Title IX?
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) and its implementing regulations prohibit sex discrimination in educational programs and activities operated by recipients of Federal financial assistance. This prohibition encompasses discrimination based on a student’s gender identity, including discrimination based on a student’s transgender status.
Elizabethtown College is committed to providing a learning, working, and living environment that promotes personal integrity, civility, and mutual respect in an environment free of sex discrimination and sexual misconduct.
Sex discrimination violates an individual's fundamental rights and personal dignity. Sex discrimination includes all forms of sexual and gender-based harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual violence, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking by students, employees or third parties against employees, students, or third parties.
Elizabethtown college takes seriously violations of Title IX policy and will investigate allegations of Title IX violations to the fullest extent possible. Any person found in violation of the policy will be subject to discipline, up to and including termination if they are an employee, and/or expulsion if they are a student.
Statement of Non-Discrimination
Elizabethtown College does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, possession of a general education development certificate as compared to a high school diploma, or any other legally protected status. This commitment applies but is not limited to decisions made with respect to hiring and promotion, the administration of educational programs and policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other College administered programs. Discriminatory acts of any kind are strictly forbidden.