DeVry University’s (University) community, guests and visitors have the right to be free from all forms of sex and gender-based misconduct, discrimination and retaliation, examples of which can include acts of sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. All members of the campus community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe on the rights of others.
As a recipient of Federal financial assistance, the University is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to ensure that all of its education programs and activities do not discriminate on the basis of sex and gender. Sex includes sex stereotypes, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or parenting status. The University’s policies and procedures were created to comply with federal and state laws, and to ensure a fair, prompt, and impartial process for all parties involved in a sexual misconduct allegation. Any acts that meet this policy’s definitions of Sexual Misconduct or Title IX Sexual Harassment are a violation of the University’s Policy, and potentially applicable state and federal law.
The University’s Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Policy (Policy) applies to all members of the University’s community, including administrators, faculty, staff, students, applicants, visitors, volunteers, vendors, contractors, guests, and persons attempting to participate in the University’s programs and activities. The Policy prohibits sexual harassment meeting specific definitions according to the Title IX regulations, as well as other Sexual Misconduct, not falling under specific Title IX regulatory definitions.