Auburn University - Title IX

“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 of the Education Amendments of 1972

Auburn University is committed to providing a learning, working, and living environment that promotes personal integrity, civility, and mutual respect in an environment free of discrimination on the basis of sex, which includes all forms of sexual misconduct. Sex discrimination violates an individual’s fundamental rights and personal dignity. Auburn University prohibits sex discrimination in all its forms, including the crimes of sexual assault, domestic/dating violence and stalking.

  • Students and employees may file a complaint with university officials by contacting the Title IX Coordinator.

    Additionally, Auburn University is committed to ensuring that both Complainants as well as Respondents are afforded the following:

  • Auburn University outlines the sexual misconduct complaint process in the Title IX policy. Students have the right to know the range of sanctions Auburn University can impose on the offender/respondent, which may include verbal reprimand; written reprimand; mandatory training, coaching, or counseling; mandatory monitoring; partial or full probation; partial or full suspension; fines; permanent separation from the University (i.e. termination or dismissal); physical restriction from University property; cancellation of contracts; and any combination of the same.

  • Prompt and equitable resolution of allegations of Prohibited Conduct;

  • Privacy in accordance with the Policy and any legal requirements;

  • Reasonably available supportive measures as described in the Policy;

  • Freedom from Retaliation for making a good faith report of Prohibited Conduct or participating in any proceeding under the Policy;

  • The responsibility to refrain from Retaliation directed against any person for making a good faith report of Prohibited Conduct or participating in any proceeding under the Policy;

  • The responsibility to provide truthful information in connection with any report, investigation, or resolution of Prohibited Conduct;

  • Timely notice and opportunity to prepare for any meeting or proceeding at which the party’s presence is expected;

  • Written notice of an investigation, including notice of potential Policy violations and the nature of the alleged Prohibited Conduct;

  • The opportunity to challenge the Investigator or any decision maker for actual bias or conflict of interest;

  • Timely and equal access to any information that will be used during the Investigation or Adjudication;

  • The opportunity to be heard prior to the final determination of a Policy violation and the imposition of any sanctions;

  • Written notice of any extension of timeframes for good cause, and the reason for the extension;

  • Written notice of the outcome of any proceeding, including the determination of a Policy violation, imposition of any sanction(s), and the rationale for each.

Last Updated: April 8, 2021