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Sexual and Related Misconduct Policy and Procedures

I. Policy Statement

Fordham University is committed to maintaining a community in which its members live, work, and learn in a safe and respectful environment that is free from all forms of sex- and gender-based discrimination. In furtherance of this commitment, and in accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (the “Clery Act”), as amended by the Violence Against Women Act/Campus Sexual Violence Act (“Campus SaVE Act”), and Article 129-A and Article 129-B of the New York State Education Law (“Enough is Enough”), the University prohibits the following forms of sexual or related misconduct: sex and gender discrimination, sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, dating violence, domestic violence, prohibited consensual relationships, sexual exploitation and other sexual misconduct, and intimidation and retaliation for reporting as defined in Section IV below.

Sexual and related misconduct can occur between strangers, acquaintances, or people who know each other well, including people who are involved in an intimate or sexual relationship, and sexual and related misconduct can be committed by anyone regardless of sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. Fordham will take prompt and effective steps to end the sexual and related misconduct, eliminate the hostile environment, prevent its recurrence, and remedy its effects.