Sexual Misconduct Policy

Sacred Heart University is firmly committed to maintaining a learning, living, and working environment for members of the University community, guests and visitors, free from all forms of gender-based discrimination and sexual misconduct (hereinafter referred to as “misconduct”), including acts of sexual violence, sexual harassment, domestic violence, intimate partner violence, and stalking. The policy describes the University's response towards sexual violence. All members of the campus community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others. The Policy provides guidance for those who have been involved in an incident of sexual misconduct, outlines the University's disciplinary response to alleged incidents of, and identifies the appropriate administrators within the University responsible for managing the policy and programs associated with it. This policy applies to all community members of the Sacred Heart University, which include students, employees, visitors, and other third parties.

The Title IX Policy also applies to all University programs and activities, and all complaints will be processed to determine whether the reported incident occurred within an educational program, an on-campus or off-campus activity, or results in continuing effects on campus. Thus, all complaints are processed regardless of the reported incident location, and it is understood that this policy applies to both on-campus and off-campus conduct. Sacred Heart University's policy is intended to comply with relevant state and federal statutes and applies to faculty, staff, and students.

Anyone looking to file a complaint may submit a report to the University's Title IX Coordinator.

READ FULL POLICY: Title IX Policy on Sexual Misconduct

Notice of Title IX Coordinator

The University’s Title IX Coordinator is responsible for working with University constituents to ensure that the Sacred Heart University is compliant with all requirements under Title IX of the Federal Education Amendments of 1972, and other laws prohibiting discrimination and all aspects of the sex/gender-based harassment, gender based-discrimination and sexual misconduct policy to assure equitable education and work environments. The Coordinator reports to the Vice-President of Human Resources and indirectly to the President of the University. Questions about this policy should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator. Anyone wishing to make a report may do so by contacting the University Title IX Coordinator:

Leonora P. Campbell
Title IX Coordinator
Office of Human Resources
Melady Hall 229
Tel: 203-396-8386

Anonymous reports can be made by complainants and/or third parties alleging any form of sexual misconduct or gender-based discrimination. The information provided anonymously will be used in compliance of The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the CT-Public Act -11-14 for data collection. Under federal law the University is required to investigate all incidents of sexual harassment and discrimination, including sexual assaults, about which the University knows or has reason to know to protect the health and safety of the university community. The University may undertake an investigation even in those cases in which the complainant chooses not to cooperate.