Title IX & Sexual Harassment

Title IX & the Policies and Procedures on Sexual Harassment

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions of higher education. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states:

“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.”

As members of an academic community, students share responsibility with the faculty and administration of Franklin University for creating and maintaining an atmosphere that is conducive to learning and personal growth and respectful of the rights of others. All members of the community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others. By a student’s attendance at Franklin University, students are obligated to comply with Franklin University’s regulations and procedures.

Franklin University’s Anti-Discrimination Statement

Franklin University does not discriminate on the basis of age, religion, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, immigration status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, disability, or veteran or military status. Please refer below for the policies and procedures on sexual harassment or find the University’s Policies and Procedures on Discrimination and Equity here.

Equity and Title IX Coordinator
Chelsea C. Polly, J.D.
Franklin University

Anonymous reports may be submitted through Lighthouse.


The Equity and Title IX Coordinator is the designated University official with primary responsibility for coordinating the University’s compliance with Title IX. This includes providing leadership for Title IX activities; facilitating educational programs and trainings; and helping to ensure the University responds appropriately, effectively, and equitably to Title IX issues.

To file a report of sexual harassment, click here


Last reviewed 8/14/2020

Policies & Procedures on Sexual Harassment