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Expectations, Policies and Laws

Students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner supportive of the educational mission of the University, which includes our sexual misconduct and sexual harassment policies.

Sexual misconduct and interpersonal violence - as defined within our University policies and handbooks - are a violation of University policy and, depending upon the conduct involved, may be a violation of state criminal law. The University is committed to establishing and maintaining an environment that values and protects the rights of all members of our community. Furthermore, DePauw University honors our obligations under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, a federal law which prohibits discrimination based on sex, including issues of sexual harassment and sexual violence, in any education program or activities that receive federal funding.  The goal of Title IX is to ensure equal opportunity and gender equity for all members of the DePauw community.

DePauw University Policies 

DePauw University Student Sexual Misconduct and Interpersonal Violence Policy Please follow this link to the exact student policy created and utilized by the University for Title IX, Sexual Misconduct, and Interpersonal Violence.
DePauw University Employee Title IX Policy Please follow this link to the exact employee policy created and utilized by the University for Title IX Sexual Harassment.
DePauw University Title IX Student Information Brochure A short informational brochure that explains the University's Sexual Misconduct and Interpersonal Violence Policy
U.S. Department of Education Title IX Regulations Please follow this link to the federal regulations released by the Department of Education on May 6, 2020.

 Indiana State Laws 

Indiana Code
Follow this link to find the Indiana Code (statutes) as it relates to Sexual Assault, Rape, and other incidents of sexual violence. Here you will find each code broken down by definition, punishment as defined in the code and other crucial things within the statutes related to the specific crime. 

Federal Laws 

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1990
Violence Against Women Act of 1994
Title IX Regulations, Released by U.S. Department of Education in May 2020

Interested in learning more about the sexual violence laws in your state, visit the RAINN database