Sexual Misconduct & Title IX at Princeton University
Princeton University is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming educational and working environment for all members of its community. Consistent with these values and applicable law, including Title IX, the Clery Act and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, the University maintains a comprehensive program designed to protect members of the University community from discrimination on the basis of sex or gender, which includes sexual misconduct such as sexual harassment and sexual assault, stalking and intimate partner violence.
On this site, students, faculty, staff and members of the University community will find information regarding our policy and procedures related to sex discrimination and sexual misconduct. Confidential resources are available to assist members of the University community in accessing support services and/or learning about their options. At any time, an individual may consult the Title IX coordinator to report a concern. Students can view frequently asked questions and answers about the policy.
Princeton's commitment to addressing sex or gender discrimination and sexual misconduct
Princeton University does not tolerate sex or gender discrimination, including sexual misconduct such as sexual harassment and sexual assault, stalking and intimate partner violence. These behaviors are harmful to the well-being of our community members, the learning/working environment, and collegial relationships among our students, faculty and staff. All forms of prohibited conduct under the University's policy regarding sex discrimination and sexual misconduct are regarded as serious University offenses, and violations will result in discipline, including the possibility of separation from the University.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex or gender in the University's programs and activities. The University will respond to complaints or reports about prohibited conduct with measures designed to stop the behavior, eliminate any such gender discrimination, prevent the recurrence of the prohibited conduct, and remediate any adverse effects of such conduct on campus or in University-related programs or activities.
The University has an obligation to make reasonable efforts to investigate and address complaints or reports of sex or gender discrimination, including sexual misconduct, whenever it becomes aware of such a complaint or report. Once made aware, the University must conduct an investigation regardless of how the information was brought to the University's attention or the extent to which the complainant (i.e., an individual who has been subjected to prohibited conduct, according to the complaint or report) wishes to participate or be involved. All individuals have access to confidential resources that they may use for support and guidance without initiating University action.