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Title IX   

Seton Hall University School of Law strives to maintain a safe environment that is free from gender-based intimidation, harassment and discrimination. Sexual assault, sexual harassment, or sexual misconduct of any nature violates the Seton Hall University mission and its core values. In accordance with Title IX and the Violence Against Women Act, Seton Hall University School of Law works to create a school environment that eliminates sexual harassment, prevents its reoccurrence and addresses the effects it can have on the campus community.

Explanation of Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that protects individuals from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities which receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX states that: "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's sex discrimination prohibition protects against sexual harassment and sexual violence and extends to claims of discrimination based on gender identity or failure to conform to stereotypical notions of masculinity or femininity.

Title IX Coordinator and their responsibilities

Cara Foerst
Associate Dean for Academics
Title IX Coordinator
973-642-8506
cara.foerst@shu.edu

  1. Oversee overall Title IX compliance
  2. Support Deputy Title IX Coordinators
  3. Ensure prompt and equitable resolutions
  4. Establish a centralized reporting process for all sexual harassment/misconduct allegations on campus
  5. Conduct on-going and annual climate checks/tracking/monitoring of sexual harassment/misconduct allegations on campus
  6. Coordinate all training, education and prevention efforts
  7. Policy Against Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation
  8. Nondiscrimination Title IX Statement