Sexual Misconduct / TITLE IX

What is Title IX?

Title IX is a federal law set to end sex (gender) discrimination in all federally funded institutions. The Office of Civil Rights has provided guidance regarding equity and the eradication of sex discrimination on campuses across the country. Title IX forbids sex discrimination in all student services and academic programs such as admissions, financial aid, career services, housing, classrooms, health & counseling services, athletics, educational programs, etc. The law also forbids discrimination on employment, recruitment and hiring.

Sexual harassment or sexual misconduct is a form of sex/gender discrimination. The U.S. Office of Civil Rights (OCR) 2011 Dear Colleague Letter states that “The sexual harassment of students, including sexual violence, interferes with students’ right to receive an education free from discrimination; and in the case of sexual violence, is a crime.”

In compliance with the Civil Rights laws, the University of Alaska Systems has implemented policies to ensure that our learning and employment institution is free from unlawful sexual harassment and a safe and welcoming environment for everyone.



University of Alaska Policies Regarding Discrimination

P04.01.020. Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal and state law, illegal discrimination in employment against any individual because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, physical or mental disability, marital status or changes in marital status, pregnancy or parenthood is prohibited. Decisions affecting an individual's employment will be based on the individual's qualifications, abilities and performance, as appropriate.


Sexual Harassment / Sexual Misconduct

Sexual Harassment offenses include, but are not limited to:
  1. Sexual Harassment
  2. Non-Consensual Sexual Contact (or attempt to commit same)
  3. Non-Consensual Sexual Intercourse (or attempt to commit same)
  4. Sexual Exploitation

1. Sexual Harassment / Sexual misconduct is unwelcome, gender based verbal or physical conduct that is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive that it has the effect of unreasonably interfering with, denying or limiting someone’s ability to participate in or benefit from the university’s educational program/s and or activities, and is based on power differentials (quid pro quo), the creation of hostile environment or retaliation.

2. Non-Consensual Sexual Contact is any intentional sexual touching, however slight, with any object, by a man or a woman, upon a man or a woman that is without consent and / or by force.

3. Non-Consensual Intercourse is any sexual intercourse, however slight, with an object, by a man or a woman upon a man or a woman without consent or by force

4. Sexual Exploitation occurs when a student takes non-consensual or abusive sexual advantage of another for his/her own advantage or benefit, or advantage anyone other than the one being exploited, and that the behavior does not otherwise constitute one of the other sexual misconduct offenses. These are some examples:

  • Invasion of sexual privacy
  • Prostituting another student
  • Non-consensual video or audio-recording of sexual activity
  • Going beyond the boundaries of consent (such as letting a friend hide in the closet to watch you having consensual or non-consensual sex)
  • Engaging in voyeurism
  • Knowingly transmitting STD or HIV to another student
  • Exposing one’s genitals in non-consensual circumstances
  • Sexually based stalking and/or bullying may also be forms of sexual exploitation

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Information from the Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA)

CLICK above to access training slides
CLICK above to get credit for the training and test your knowledge of Title IX
CLICK above to access an incident report form.

FAQ on the Title IX Law:

http://www.alaska.edu/files/hr/FAQ/FAQ-Title-IX--9-25-14.pdf

Emergency Resources

***For Emergencies: Call 911

UAF Police/ Dispatch Main Line: 907-474-7721

List of Campus and Community Emergency Resources

Available confidential resources in Alaska


Report to any of UAF's Title IX Contacts:

Title IX Deputy Coordinators - Student Services:

Title IX Deputy Coordinator - HR

Title IX Deputy Coordinator - Athletics

Title IX Rural Contacts - CRCD

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