They will make certain that your complaint is communicated to the appropriate resource for handling. The Title IX Coordinators are responsible for, among other things, overseeing complaints of sexual harassment and assault brought forward under this policy to assure that these matters are being handled appropriately and effectively, and for identifying and addressing patterns of sexual harassment / assault and systemic problems.
The following individuals serve as the University's Title IX Coordinators, and are available to speak with anyone who wishes to bring forward a concern or complaint under this policy. In support of its commitment to maintain an environment free of sexual harassment, the University makes sexual harassment advising as widely available as possible.
"Sexual Harassment" is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other visual, verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when: Sexual harassment includes "Sexual Assault" and any other forms of sexual violence, including any physical sexual act perpetrated against a person's will, where that person does not give clear and voluntary consent, or where that person is incapable of giving consent due to drug or alcohol use, or due to intellectual or other disability.
Sexual assault includes but is not limited to rape, sexual battery, sexual coercion (the act of using pressure or force to have sexual contact with someone who has already refused), dating violence, domestic violence and any other act of sexual violence.
This policy is consistent with the free expression of ideas that is essential to the mission of the University, and the University believes that discourse conducted in accordance with the University's Freedom of Expression Policy and with the statement on Academic Freedom and Responsibility enunciated in the Appointment and Tenure Policy of Carnegie Mellon University, whether in written, spoken, or electronic forms, will be consistent with this policy.