Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

“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.”

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Notice of Nondiscrimination

The University prohibits any form of discrimination or harassment on the basis of sex, race, color, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital or family status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability in any decision regarding admissions, employment, or participation in a University program or activity in accordance with the letter and spirit of federal, state, and local non-discrimination and equal opportunity laws, such as Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and ADA Amendments Act, the Equal Pay Act, and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.  The University also complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crimes Statistics Act, as amended by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Title IX prohibits retaliation for asserting or otherwise participating in claims of sex discrimination. VAWA imposes additional duties on universities and colleges to investigate and respond to reports of sexual assault, stalking, and dating or domestic violence, and to publish policies and procedures related to the way these reports are handled. The University has designated the Title IX Coordinator with assistance of the Deputy Title IX Coordinators, to coordinate the University’s compliance with Title IX and VAWA and to respond to reports of violations. The University has directed Lt. Art White to coordinate the University’s compliance with the VAWA-related Clery reporting requirements. 1 The full text of the Final Rule and its extensive Preamble is available here: http://bit.ly/TitleIXReg 2 The text of Act 16 of 2019 is available here: https://bit.ly/3f7DAr6 4 v. 2.6

here's how we can help:

  • Resources If you need information on counseling, health services, or related resources, our staff can provide warm referrals to both on- and off-campus providers.
  • Supportive Measures If you need a change in your on campus arrangement, a No-Contact Order with another Millersville affiliate, or other accommodations related to your Title IX concern, we are able to assist with those processes.
  • Reporting If you want to file a formal complaint with the University, MUPD, or another Police department, the Title IX office can walk you through the options available and connect you to appropriate offices. 

The University has designated the following person to assure compliance with Title IX requirements:

Elizabeth Swantek
Title IX Coordinator
Phone No.:  717-871-4100
Office: Student Memorial Center, Room 107B

Office Hours: MTWF, In Person. Thursday, Virtual.

What is sexual misconduct?

Sexual Misconduct includes, but is not limited to, the following prohibited behaviors:

  • Dating Violence
  • Domestic Violence
  • Retaliation
  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Exploitation
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Stalking

As well as:

  • Regulatory Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment
  • Non-Regulatory Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment
  • Regulatory Hostile Environment Sexual Harassment
  • Non-Regulatory Hostile Environment Sexual Harassment

How do I report a case of sexual misconduct?

The most efficient way a student can report sexual misconduct and initiate the university’s investigation processes is by filling out the sexual misconduct report form.

A member of the Millersville University community may also choose to contact the Title IX Coordinator, Elizabeth Swantek, at (717) 871-4100.

To initiate an employee formal complaint, the complainant may:

  1. Contact the Executive Director of Human Resources, Diane Copenhaver, at 717-871-4950 to discuss the complaint or you may
  2. Submit a completed and signed statement to the Executive Director of Human Resources. The statement should be able to document the timeframe of the alleged offense(s) with a detailed description related to the incident (s), name(s) of accused (respondent), witnesses and any pertinent documentation about the complaint.

Immediately After An Incident

Resource and reporting options immediately after an incident.


Rights and Expectations

Complainant and respondent rights and expectations under Title IX at Millersville University.

Student Rights