What is Title IX?

Title IX prohibits sex discrimination in the education programs and activities of entities that receive federal financial assistance. These programs and activities include "all of the operations of ... a college, university, or other postsecondary institution, or a public system of higher education. Title IX's nondiscrimination protections apply to student recruitment, admissions, educational programs (including individual courses), research, housing, counseling, financial and employment assistance, health and insurance benefits and health services.

Title IX prohibits sex-based harassment, including sexual harassment, which limits the ability to participate in and benefit from a program or activity. 

Who must comply with Title IX?

Students, faculty, staff, directors, and vendors and/or visitors to RHSHS

School Policy Statement

RHSHS prohibits acts of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct on the School campus, off-campus housing, and/or occurring within the School community. RHSHS prohibits a broad continuum of behaviors, all of which constitute a form of sexual or gender-based harassment or discrimination, sexual violence or intimate partner violence. Prohibited conduct that may violate this policy includes sexual assault, sexual exploitation, physical assault, bullying, intimidation and retaliation, and stalking.

It is the policy of RHSHS to address any reports of sexual harassment and/or sexual misconduct in accordance with Title IX regulations. To view our policy on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct (Title IX) please click here.

RHSHS will respond to sexual harassment or sexual misconduct under Title IX so that every complainant receives appropriate support, respondents are treated as responsible only after receiving due process and fundamental fairness, and school officials serve impartially without bias for or against any party.

RHSHS is committed to providing an environment free from sexual harassment or sexual misconduct of any form. Each member of the School community is expected to assume responsibility for his/her conduct, to report behaviors that may violate this policy, and to take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent or stop acts of sexual harassment, sexual violence, stalking or intimate partner violence.

Non-Discrimination Statement

Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences operates without distinction to age, race, color, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, or economic means.

The School does not permit discrimination or harassment in its education programs and activities under any circumstances.