As a women’s college, Scripps is acutely aware of the issue of sexual misconduct and sexual violence at colleges and universities. The College is committed to providing effective education, support, and investigative policies and procedures to Scripps students and other community members in order to respond to and remedy instances of sexual misconduct or other harassing behavior.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
“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.”
Title IX, landmark federal legislation enacted forty-five years ago, is at its core about removing barriers to education based on sex discrimination. Title IX is well know for creating equity in sports for women and girls, but it has also been applied to break down barriers in other educational programming such as math and science. Sexual harassment too has long been prohibited under Title IX, but in recent years, the focus has been on reducing specific forms of harassment — sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking — on college campuses.
Scripps seeks to maintain an environment in which individuals can live, learn and work free from these forms of discrimination. The College regards such behavior as inimical to its educational purposes and to the respect for individuals that it holds to be essential in all aspects of its institutional life. Members of the Scripps community–individuals permanently or temporarily employed by, studying at or officially connected with the College–should know that the College does not tolerate discrimination and harassment. College policy (English, Spanish) prohibits such behavior and, in some instances, such behavior may violate civil and criminal laws.
The Scripps Title IX website is a resource for all members of the Scripps community and is intended to:
- Introduce the community to the College’s Title IX team. The Title IX team is responsible for responding to allegations of
sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, and sexual harassment–that is stopping the behavior, preventing its recurrence, and remedying its effects.
- Provide information
Higher Education Data Sharing (HEDS) Sexual Assault Campus Climate Survey
The information available at the 7C Support and Prevention Site complements the information covered here. FMI, please contact Scripps Title IX Coordinator, Sally Steffen, via email or at (909) 607-7142.