- Winter Weather Alert

KU to close at noon on Wednesday

Last Updated: 11/26/14, 11:50 a.m.

Due to the severe weather in the area, Kutztown University will close at noon today, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014.

Essential personnel should report as directed. 

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Title IX Information

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Title IX is a federal statue, which was enacted into law on June 23, 1972.  Title IX 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 subject to discrimination under any educational programs or activity receiving federal financial assistance." 

Pursuant to Title IX, "responsible employees" must report incidents of alleged sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and/or stalking to Public Safety and the Title IX Coordinator.  A "responsible employee" is any employee who[1]:

            1)  Has the authority to take action to redress sexual violence;

            2) Has been given the duty of reporting incidents of sexual violence or any other misconduct by students to the Title IX Coordinator or other appropriate school designee; or

            3) A student could reasonably believe has this authority or duty.

Pursuant to the Kutztown University Sexual Harassment Policy, all Kutztown University employees are considered "responsible employees" consistent with the above. Exceptions to the reporting requirement are licensed campus professional counselors and pastoral counselors acting in their capacity as such. When a university "knows or reasonably should know" sexual violence has occurred, the university must investigate and take immediate action to eliminate sexual violence, prevent the recurrence of sexual violence, and redress the effects of sexual violence.

The Title IX Coordinator will investigate complaints filed against a non-student employee (i.e., faculty or staff) or off-campus vendor.  The Dean of Students Office (Student Conduct Services), under the oversight of the Title IX Coordinator, will investigate complaints filed against a student.  For contact information and links of interest, please see below.

Contact Information:

Office Location: 02 Old Main
Office Hours:
       Academic Year - Monday-Friday - 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
       Summer - Monday-Friday - 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Phone: 610-683-4700
Fax: 610-683-4798

Links of Interest:

[1] United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (2014, April 29) Questions and Answers on Title IX and Sexual Violence. Retrieved from http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/qa-201404-title-ix.pdf