Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 provides that:

"No person…shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance..."

Title IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1972 prohibits discrimination based upon sex. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX. Glenville State College ("College") is committed to providing students, parents, faculty, staff, third parties and -applicants for employment and admission with a work and educational environment free from all forms of sex discrimination. Sex discrimination involves treating someone unfavorably because of that person’s sex. Sexual harassment, including acts of sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX. Sexual harassment toward Glenville State College students, parents, faculty, staff, third parties or applicants for employment or admission is a violation of this policy and Glenville State College Board of Governors Policy 6 and is expressly prohibited.