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The University of La Verne does not tolerate sexual assault in any form. The University will promptly investigate all allegations of sexual assault and take appropriate action when necessary.

Title IX

"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."

-Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 to the 1964 Civil Rights Act

Title IX prohibits gender discrimination in all programs and activities of a University such as the University of La Verne. Although two of the most common applications of the law are athletics and sexual harassment, Title IX also applies to admissions, financial aid, academic matters, career services, counseling and medical services, and all other programs and activities available to students at the University of La Verne. If you have additional questions or concerns about Title IX, you can contact the Title IX Coordinator.

University of La Verne Sexual Misconduct Policy and Complaint Procedure

The University of La Verne prohibits sexual misconduct. Consistent with its commitment to addressing sexual misconduct, the University complies with Title IX of the Higher Education Amendment of 1972 and the California Sex Equity in Education Act, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities.

Sexual misconduct comprises a broad range of behaviors, including but not limited to sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic partner violence, stalking (including cyber-stalking), and sexual exploitation. Sexual misconduct that is not sexual in nature but is based on gender, gender identity, gender expression, sex- or gender-stereotyping, or sexual orientation also violates University policy. Such behavior is also prohibited by law.

This policy applies both to on-campus and off-campus conduct. In particular, off-campus behaviors that have an actual or potential adverse impact on any member of the University community or the University fall under this policy.

Anyone who believes they have been subjected to sexual misconduct is encouraged to report these incidents.  Upon receiving a report, the University will respond promptly, equitably, and thoroughly.  In addition, the University will take steps to prevent the recurrence of the alleged sexual misconduct and correct its effects, if appropriate.

Any student who individually or in concert with others participates in any of the following is subject to University discipline as well as criminal prosecution:

  • RAPE: Rape is defined as two persons engaged in an act of sexual intercourse that is against the will of one of the persons. Sexual intercourse, when an individual is incapable of giving consent, is also rape. In any incident of alleged rape, the victim should:
    1. Contact Campus Safety personnel as soon as possible after the incident
    2. Do not wash, shower, douche, use the toilet or change clothing prior to a medical exam in order to preserve evidence
    3. If the suspect is a stranger, obtain as much information as possible regarding physical description and oddities, and vehicle description
  • SEXUAL ASSAULT: Sexual Assault is defined as sexual conduct, which is perpetuated against an individual against his or her, will.

Reporting Sexual Misconduct

Any person who believes that he or she has been victimized by such acts is encouraged to report such an incident to University officials, law enforcement officials, or both. He or she will be supported by the University in a confidential manner.

Any incident of sexual assault can be reported to any faculty or staff member on campus, including the following: Dean and Associate Dean of Student Affairs, Campus Safety Staff, Campus Ministry, Health Services, and the Housing and Residence Life Staff.

Sanctions

Violations of La Verne's policy on sexual assault will be subject to various sanctions including, but not limited to, the following: cancellation of housing contract; suspension from the University; dismissal from the University.

Both the accused and the accuser will be informed of any campus disciplinary procedure. The University will make changes in a victim's academic and living situation, if at all possible, in order to reduce the trauma of the incident. The complete policy is contained in the University Handbook.


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The Office of Campus Safety is located on the ground floor of the Parking Structure at:

2021 D Street
La Verne, CA 91750

For any questions, comments, or concerns, please call the office at (909) 448-4950 or dial 4950 from any campus phone.

The University of La Verne prides itself on having a safe and inviting campus that welcomes visitors for an afternoon or students for years of study. Campus Safety Officers are patrolling campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays.

Email: safety@laverne.edu

 

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