Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 is an all-encompassing federal law that prohibits discrimination based on the gender of students and employees in educational institutions which receive federal funding.
Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU) takes positive action to insure that students and employees are treated in compliance with applicable laws and regulations governing non-discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related individual conditions, medical condition (as defined by state law), military status, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.
Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU) is committed to providing a learning and working environment that promotes personal integrity, civility and mutual respect in an environment free of discrimination on the basis of sex, including all forms of sexual misconduct. Sex discrimination violates an individual's fundamental rights and personal dignity. SCU considers sex discrimination in all its forms to be an egregious offense. This policy refers to all forms of sex discrimination, including but not limited to: sexual harassment, sexual assault, and sexual violence by employees, students, and/or third parties.
VAWA was first enacted in 1994 to raise awareness of domestic violence and assault crimes against women. Since its inception, VAWA has been updated and modified. VAWA’s most recent reauthorization was in 2013 with changes effective on October 1, 2014.
Today, VAWA applies to everyone in the United States and requires that University policies and procedures address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking as well as provide sexual violence education programs, prevention programs, and awareness campaigns.
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