Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is dedicated to pedagogy, research and experiential learning that pushes the boundaries of the highest standards of excellence, turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. Treating others with dignity and respect and preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world has been woven into our fabric since our founding in 1766. Discrimination, including sexual harassment and physical sexual misconduct, is not tolerated.
The U.S. Department of Education and its Office for Civil Rights (OCR) emphasize the importance of providing all students with an educational environment free from discrimination. The sexual harassment of students, including physical sexual misconduct, interferes with students’ right to receive an education free from discrimination and, in the case of physical sexual misconduct, may be a crime. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), and its regulations, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex and/or gender in educational programs or activities operated by recipients of Federal financial assistance.