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.

Diversity Statement 

At Franklin University, we embrace diversity and strive to create an environment where students, faculty and staff feel a sense of belonging. We recognize that our collective potential can only be realized when difference is valued, equal access to opportunity is sought, and inclusion is practiced. We are committed to creating and sustaining a culture of inclusion, equal access to opportunity and mutual respect that values diverse identities and diversity of thought.

Interim Equity & Title IX Coordinator
Dr. Blake J. Renner
Franklin University
614-947-6236
TitleIX@franklin.edu

Anonymous reports may be submitted through Lighthouse.

Responsibilities

The 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.

Last reviewed 4/14/2022

Policies & Procedures on Sexual Harassment