Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

The Title IX office is available and will continue to work on supportive measures, investigations, and correspondence remotely. 

“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

Millersville University is strongly committed to maintaining a positive learning, working and living environment for all and assuring it’s educational and employment environment is free from unlawful discrimination or harassment. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, any other protected category under applicable, local, state or federal law, or status as a disabled veteran, a Vietnam era veteran or other covered veteran in admission and access to, and treatment and employment in, its educational programs and activities.  The University will not tolerate acts of discrimination, harassment or retaliation against or by any employee or student.

The University complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) and its underlying regulations, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities.  

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

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