Title IX Policy

PEIRCE COLLEGE is committed to providing a work and education environment free of unlawful harassment, discrimination and retaliation. Peirce College prohibits sexual discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual violence. This policy also prohibits retaliation against a person who is a party to a complaint or who otherwise participates or declines to participate in any matter related to this policy.

Both Title VII and Title IX are federal laws used to combat discrimination. Title VII protects individuals in the workplace and Title IX covers educational activities and institutions. Peirce College is committed to upholding both laws and prohibits all forms of discrimination.

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a federal law that:

Protects employees against discrimination based on certain specified characteristics: race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, gender reassignment, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity. An employer may not discriminate with regard to any term, condition, or privilege of employment.

Specific to education, protecting both employees and students, sex discrimination is prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, a federal law that provides:

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.

In accordance with Title IX, Peirce College does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs or activities, which extends to admission and employment. Peirce College also prohibits Sexual Harassment committed against persons in the United States as part of its education programs or activities.

All members of the administration, faculty, staff and students will be subject to Peirce College's disciplinary process for violation of this policy. Persons engaged in prohibited conduct may also be subject to criminal and civil procedures at state and/or federal levels. Peirce College is committed to fair and prompt procedures to investigate and adjudicate complaints of Sexual Harassment.

This policy applies to all Peirce College officers, faculty, administrators, Trustees, students, volunteers, outside contractors, vendors, visitors, and applicants for employment or admission for conduct on campus and at college events at off-campus location.

To file a complaint, contact the Title IX Coordinator:

Denise Juarez
Director, Employment & Employee Services
1420 Pine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
dmjuarez@peirce.edu
(215) 670-9217

The full policy can be found here.

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