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Title IX

Title IX

Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any program or activity at Penn State Schuylkill including, but not limited to:

  • Educational programs or activities, i.e.
    • student services
    • academic counseling
    • discipline
    • classroom assignment
    • grading
    • athletics
    • recreation
    • study abroad
  • Admission and recruitment, i.e.
    • financial aid
    • housing
  • Medical services, i.e.
    • psychological counseling

Unlawful Discriminatory Behaviors under TitlE IX

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

  • unwelcome sexual advances
  • requests for sexual favors
  • other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature
  • SEXUAL MISCONDUCT
  • rape
  • sexual assault
  • sexual battery
  • sexual exploitation
  • other forms of non-consensual sexual activity

STALKING

  • repeatedly following, harassing, threatening or intimidating
  • communication examples include, but are not limited to:
    • telephone
    • mail
    • electronic communication
    • social media

DATING VIOLENCE

  • including emotional, verbal, and economic abuse without the presence of physical abuse

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE 

  • including emotional, verbal, and economic abuse without the presence of physical abuse

RETALIATION

  • adverse employment
  • academic
  • other actions against anyone reporting or participating in an investigation of Title IX allegations

REPORTING PROHIBITED BEHAVIOR

Members of the University community who believe that a Title IX violation may have occurred, should discuss their concerns and/or file a complaint with the University Title IX Coordinator

Dr. Kenneth Lehrman III
Vice Provost for Affirmative Action

328 Boucke Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-863-0471
kfl2@psu.edu

University Title IX Deputy Coordinator

Danny Shaha
Senior Director

Office of Student Conduct
120 Boucke Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-863-0342
jds49@psu.edu

Penn State Schuylkill Title IX Resource Persons

Judy Lenick
Academic Adviser

200 University Drive
002 Ciletti Library
Schuylkill Haven, PA  17972
570-385-6185
jxl49@psu.edu

Hartmut Heep
Associate Professor of German and Comparative Literature

200 University Drive
213 Administration Building
Schuylkill Haven, PA  17972
570-385-6298
hxh17@psu.edu

To file a complaint outside of the University, contact:

Office for Civil Rights, Philadelphia Office

Wanamaker Building
100 Penn Square East, Suite 515
Philadelphia, PA 19107-3323
215-656-8541
OCR.Philadelphia@ed.gov