Title IX

In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, it shall be the policy of Shippensburg University to prohibit the harassment and discrimination of students on the basis of sex. Furthermore, the university’s obligation is to provide educational programs and activities that do not discriminate on the basis of sex. The University will promptly investigate all allegations of sexual misconduct, harassment, or discrimination and will take appropriate corrective action, up to and including formal discipline against individuals who violate the University’s policies.

Filing a Report and Title IX Contact Information

Any member of the University community including students, faculty, staff and contract employees or personnel from a law enforcement agency may initiate a written sexual misconduct complaint. If you are a student who believes you have been or are the victim of sexual misconduct, by another University student, you may report such conduct or file a complaint under Title IX with the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Student Sexual Misconduct. Complaints of student sexual misconduct are addressed to:

Shippensburg University Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Student Sexual Misconduct:

Dr. David L. Lovett
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Old Main 210
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257-2299
dllove@ship.edu
Phone: (717) 477-1164

For incidents involving students, faculty and/or staff as either the complainant and/or respondent complaints can be filed by contacting the Office of Social Equity, Title IX Coordinator.

University Title IX Coordinator:
Stephanie Erdice
Office of Social Equity
Old Main 200
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257-2299
smerdice@ship.edu
Phone: (717) 477-1161

As campus security authorities under the Clery Act, all employees are required to report incidents of sexual violence and other criminal incidents to the University Police or the Title IX Coordinator.

Shippensburg University is committed to maintaining the privacy of all individuals involved in a report of sexual misconduct. The information related to a report of sexual misconduct will only be shared with a limited number of individuals that are directly involved with investigating and adjudicating the report.

Because of the nature of their work and the specialized training and licensing required for their professions, employees in the Counseling Center, Women’s Center, Etter Health Center and Spiritual Center are not required to report victim information and are able to keep student information confidential. Employees in these offices are required to report the crime, not the victims’ information, to the Shippensburg University Public Safety Office for compliance with the Clery Act.