The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance across the University so that the University will be in compliance with state and federal regulations.
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)
Notre Dame of Maryland University (“University” or “NDMU”) seeks to foster and maintain an atmosphere of mutual respect and concern for all members of the University community. As such, the University does not discriminate against students, faculty or staff based on sex in offering equal access to its educational programs and activities or with respect to employment terms and conditions. Sexual- and gender-based harassment and misconduct, including sexual violence, are a kind of sex discrimination and are prohibited by Title IX and the University.
NDMU is committed to maintaining a campus environment that is free from discrimination based on sex, and maintains that commitment by responding promptly and effectively when it learns of any form of possible discrimination based on sex. The University responds to reports of sexual harassment, including sexual violence, as part of its efforts to stop the misconduct, prevent its recurrence, and remedy its effects.
In compliance with Title IX and the Violence Against Women Act of 2013, the University has adopted a Sexual Misconduct policy.
The former policy and procedures will be used for all reports made before August 14, 2020:
- NDMU Policy on Sexual Misconduct and Other Related Misconduct (PDF)
- NDMU Procedures on Sexual Misconduct and Other Related Misconduct (PDF)
Title IX Coordinator
Notre Dame of Maryland University’s Sexual Misconduct Policy and federal Title IX law prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of sex in University programs and activities. If I learn of any potential violation of the University’s Sexual Misconduct Policy, I am required to notify the University’s Title IX Coordinator. Students can request confidentiality from the institution, which I will communicate to the Title IX Coordinator. If students want to speak with someone confidentially, resources are available on and off campus at www.ndm.edu/TitleIX. Speaking with a confidential resource does not preclude students from making a formal report to the Title IX Coordinator if and when they are ready. Confidential resources can walk students through all of their reporting options. They can also provide students with information and assistance in accessing academic, medical, and other support services they may need
- Nondiscrimination Policy
- Sexual Assault and Alcohol: What the Research Evidence Tells Us (PDF)
- Office of Public Safety (Clery Act - Annual Security Report)
- BRAVE Consortium
- BRAVE – Roadtrip to Consent