TITLE IXTitle IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities. Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment or sexual violence, such as rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion.
AU PROHIBITS SEX DISCRIMINATION IN ANY FORM And Provides Resources for Support & Complaint Resolution
American University’s Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Policy identifies prohibited conduct under Title IX and outlines complaint procedures.
The policy is available at: http://www.american.edu/policies/
Complaints may be directed to the University’s Title IX Officers:
Title IX Officer (for complaints against university students)
Dean of Students
#408 Butler Pavilion, 202-885-3300
Deputy Title IX Officer (for complaints against Washington College of Law Students)
WCL Dean of Student Affairs
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, 202-274-4052
Deputy Title IX Officer (for complaints against faculty members, faculty administrators and
Individuals carrying out teaching responsibilities)
Dean of Academic Affairs
Leonard Hall Lower Level, 202-885-2125
Deputy Title IX Officer (for complaints against staff, university administrators, university guests
Assistant Vice President of Human Resources
Suite 350, 3201 New Mexico Avenue, NW, 202-885-2591
The Student Conduct Code defines types of sexual misconduct and outlines the procedures for resolving complaints through the student disciplinary system. The Conduct Code is available here.
General information and resources pertaining to Title IX at: http://www.american.edu/ocl/titleix/.
Clery ActThe Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act or Clery Act requires all colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs to keep and disclose information about crime on and near their respective campuses. Compliance is monitored by the United States Department of Education, which can impose civil penalties, up to $35,000 per violation, against institutions for each infraction and can suspend institutions from participating in federal student financial aid programs.
American University is required to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). In accordance with the Clery Act, each year American University prepares an Annual Security Report. This report contains statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by American University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. This report also contains institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, and other matters. You may access it through the Web at http://www.american.edu/finance/dps/arpts.html. It is also available upon request by calling the Department of Public Safety at 202-885-2537.
Higher Education Opportunity Act 2009 Annual Fire Safety Report The 2008 Amendments to the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) require Title IV Institutions to collect and publish statistics related to fire and/or smoke events as well as fire prevention policies and fire safety equipment as these items pertain to residence halls owned and controlled by the institution. In accordance with the fire statistics, safety and prevention requirements of the HEOA, American University Department of Risk Management & Environmental Health & Safety prepares a Fire Safety Report for each calendar year beginning with 2009. This report is released annually on or before October 1 and is available at http://www.american.edu/finance/rmehs/firesafety.cfm. Paper copies of the Annual Fire Safety Report will be provided upon request. Please contact the Department of Public Safety at 202-885-2537 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
While studying abroad, American University’s components of the Clery Act remain accessible via online postings:
- American University’s Annual Security Report can be found at: http://www.american.edu/finance/publicsafety/asr.cfm
- The Department of Public Safety’s Daily Crime Log can be found at: http://w.american.edu/publicsafety/dailycrimelog.pdf
- All local Crime Alerts are posted at: https://www.american.edu/finance/publicsafety/crime-alerts.cfm
All Clery Crime Alerts at applicable overseas programs are disseminated through the on-site staff. All reported criminal incidents abroad are listed on the main Daily Crime Log as listed above.