A Commitment to Non-discrimination
It is the policy of St. Edward’s University to comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination based on sex (including sexual harassment and sexual violence) in the university’s educational programs and activities. Title IX also prohibits retaliation for asserting claims of sex discrimination. The university is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination based on sex and provides a number of resources and services to assist students, faculty and staff in addressing issues involving sex discrimination, including sexual violence.
A Letter from Our Title IX Coordinator
Dear St. Edward’s University Community Stakeholder,
Thank you for visiting the St. Edward’s University Title IX webpage! Here, you will find supportive resources and information regarding our stance on non-discrimination on the basis of sex and gender. We recognize sex and gender discrimination as well as sexual harassment and violence strongly impact the current national landscape, and we consider it our responsibility to attend to these concerns within our community. Our students, staff, and faculty, as well as valued community members—family, alumni, supporters—can expect St. Edward’s University to not only comply with federal regulations as they apply to Title IX, but also remain aligned with our Holy Cross values of community, diversity, social justice and service.
With this Title IX website, we hope to assist with the process of finding resolution for those affected by sex and gender discrimination, harassment and violence. Whether you are a survivor (reporting party), the accused (responding party), or a bystander of a Title IX incident, we as a community are here to guide you through the process of resolution. We strive to be sensitive to the unique needs of different populations within our community and have developed our website with that in mind. Therefore, if you are a…
- Student at St. Edward’s, you may wish to view the Student Information page, where we give the full range of supportive services we offer and provide information about Title IX investigations.
- Faculty or staff member, you may wish to view the Faculty & Staff Information page, where we outline support and responsibilities of Human Resources.
- Member of the St. Edward’s community, a supporter, or another interested party seeking general information regarding our policies and procedures, you may like to view the Community Information page, where we outline our stance on Title IX, federal adherence, and supporting documents.
Please know your presence on this site is an important step in finding resolution, either for yourself, a friend, or others in our community. Through empathy and compassion, we may more readily address these national concerns of discrimination and violence surrounding sex and gender at St. Edward’s University. Thank you for taking a step toward service to others! Together, we can bring about a better time for our community.
Lisa L. Kirkpatrick, Ph.D.
Interim Vice President for Student Affairs
Title IX Coordinator