Sexual Misconduct & Title IX
The University of Nebraska is dedicated to the prevention of sexual misconduct and to providing a safe environment for students, faculty, and staff.
What is Title IX?
Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 is a Federal law that states: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."
Title IX prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities in federally funded schools. It also protects all students, employees, and other persons from all forms of sex discrimination.
University of Nebraska Sexual Misconduct Policy
Sexual misconduct, which includes domestic violence, dating violence, sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, and stalking, is unacceptable behavior under University of Nebraska policy and against the law. Retaliation against a Complainant or a third party to prevent or otherwise obstruct the reporting or remediation of sexual misconduct is prohibited.
Reporting Sexual Misconduct
All individuals are expected to promptly report conduct that may violate the University’s Sexual Misconduct Policy to the University. In addition, all individuals are expected to report conduct that may also violate criminal law to both the Title IX Coordinator and to local law enforcement. These processes are not mutually exclusive and both may happen simultaneous or at different times.
Any University student, employee, or other individual who seeks to report may contact the:
- Title IX Coordinator
- University Police or Public Safety for assisting in filing a criminal complaint and preserving physical evidence
- Local law enforcement to file a criminal complaint
Any individual may make a report of sexual misconduct to the University, and if preferred, may do so without disclosing one’s name. Depending on the level of information available about the incident or the individuals involved, the University’s ability to respond to an anonymous report may be limited. You may report anonymously through the University's EthicsPoint reporting system.
Individuals at the University of Nebraska have numerous resources to assist them with sexual misconduct concerns.