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."
-20 U.S.C § 1681


Morgan State University (the “University”) is committed to maintaining an academic and working environment in which students, faculty, and staff feel safe and are free to develop intellectually, professionally, personally, and socially.    Such an environment must be free from all forms of Prohibited Conduct and Sexual Harassment in addition to free from Retaliation.  It is the responsibility of all members of the University community to create a safe and inclusive environment that is free from Prohibited Conduct and/or Sexual Harassment.  Such acts subvert the mission of the University and threaten the well-being, and employment, academic, and social opportunities and experiences of students, faculty and staff; thus, it is expressly prohibited and will not be tolerated.

The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex or gender in employment or any of its Education Programs or Activities, including applicants for admission or employment. Prohibited Conduct and/or Sexual Harassment are forms of sex discrimination that are not only prohibited under the Morgan State University’s Prohibited Conduct And Sexual Harassment Policy (the “ University's Policy”), but also under federal and state discrimination laws. In accordance with the Federal Regulations implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), certain procedures are required when an institution obtains Actual Knowledge of Sexual Harassment in an Education Program or Activity against a person in the United States.  In addition, certain disciplinary procedures are required under state law, Maryland Annotated Code, Education Article Section 11-601.  Along with the federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded educational programs and activities, the University's Policy also implements provisions of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (“VAWA”), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”),  and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (“Clery Act”) by providing for the prompt, equitable, and impartial investigation and resolution of alleged incidents of Prohibited Conduct and/or Sexual Harassment.  Retaliation is strictly prohibited under Title IX and the University's Policy.

The University's Policy provides the expectations for maintaining a safe, inclusive, and nondiscriminatory environment and the process for reporting and resolving alleged violations of the Policy. Students, faculty, and staff who violate the Policy may face disciplinary action up to and including expulsion or termination from the University.

The University's Policy applies to all alleged incidents of Sexual Harassment and/or Prohibited Conduct.  

Parties have the right to seek redress from state and federal governmental agencies, including the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights at 215.656.8541 or ocr.philadelphia@ed.gov; U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission at 1.800.669.4000; and the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights at 410.767.8600.

Reporting Allegations of Sex Discrimination to the University
The University designates and authorizes the following employee to serve as theTitle IX Coordinator to coordinate its efforts to comply with Title IX and this Policy and to coordinate the effective implementation of remedies, including Supportive Measures.

Tara Berrien, JD
Office of Diversity and EEO
New Jenkins Hall, Room 327
(443) 885-3995 or (443) 885-3580
tara.berrien@morgan.edu
titleixcoordinator@morgan.edu

Individuals are encouraged to contact the Title IX Coordinator with any concerns about the University's Policy or the University’s application of Title IX.