As set forth in G1.31 Reporting Allegations of Discrimination on the Basis of a Protected Class, Missouri State University (University) prohibits all forms of discrimination in its education programs and activities. The University has adopted this Policy to provide for the prompt and equitable resolution of University student and employee complaints alleging Sexual Harassment under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX). Complaints alleging discrimination or harassment on the basis of sex that do not satisfy both the definition of Sexual Harassment under Title IX and the jurisdictional requirements of Title IX (including allegations of sexual harassment under Title VII) may be assessed consistent with Op1.02-2 Discrimination Complaint and Investigation Procedures.
Hostile Environment Harassment, for purposes of Title IX and as used in this Policy, means unwelcome conduct, based on sex, determined by a reasonable person, to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to an education program or activity of the University. Hostile Environment Harassment is included in the definition of Sexual Harassment for purposes of this Policy. (Hostile environment harassment, as defined by Title VII, is defined by and subject to Op1.02-2 Discrimination Complaint and Investigation Procedures.)