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Ensuring Safety and Accountability: Title IX, the Clery Act, and Campus SaVE

Pennsylvania'a State System of Higher Education and its constituent universities are required to comply with Title IX, the Clery Act, and Campus SaVE.

Title IX (20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq.)

  • "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." 20 U.S.C. §1681(a).

  • Title IX requires State System universities to ensure an environment free of sexual discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual violence. This obligation is not limited to athletics.

The Clery Act (The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act) (20 U.S.C. §1092 (f)).

  • The Clery Act requires universities to collect statistics on crimes on campus and within the geography covered by the law and to publish the information in an Annual Security Report. Moreover, the Clery Act mandates universities provide timely warnings to students and employees of reports of crimes that represent a threat to students and employees.

Campus SaVE (Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act) (20 U.S.C. § 1092 (f))

  • Amendments to the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), otherwise known as Campus SaVE, identify additional sexual crimes that must be reported under the Clery Act.

 

The State System is committed to ensuring compliance with all Title IX, the Clery Act, and CampusSaVE requirements in order to provide safe and equitable educational opportunities for all students.

Listed on this site are members of the State System community who have primary responsibility over Title IX, the Clery Act, and Campus SaVE compliance.

Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education is an equal opportunity educational institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, veteran status, sex and disability in its activities, programs, or employment practices as required by Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Section 504, ADEA and the ADA.

For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures and for inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulation, contact Dr. Victoria Sanders, Assistant Vice Chancellor/PASSHE Title IX Coordinator, 2986 North Second Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110-1201; Phone: (717) 720-4061; Email: vsanders@passhe.edu.  

Additonally, inquiries concerning Title IX and its implementing regulation can be made to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, Region III, The Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East - Suite 505, Philadelphia, PA 19107; Phone: (215) 656-6010; Fax: (215) 656-6020.

 

 

 

 
Dr. Victoria Sanders

Assistant Vice Chancellor/Chief EEO Compliance Officer
and State System Title IX Coordinator
Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education
Dixon University Center
2986 North Second Street
 Harrisburg, PA 17110
(717) 720-4061