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Title: Title IX Sexual Harassment/Sexual Assault Policy
Subject: Equity and Diversity
Policy No:  SL:2020:01
Applies: University-Wide
Issuing Authority: President
Responsible Officer: Associate Vice President and Title IX Coordinator of the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Office of Student Equity and Compliance
Date Adopted: 8/13/2020
Last Revision: 1003/1331/20202021
Last Reviewed: 1003/1331/20202021


Students/Employees of the Rowan University community have the right to access and benefit from the University’s Education Programs or Activities, free from any form of Sexual Harassment/Sexual Assault. The University does not tolerate Sexual Harassment/Sexual Assault of any kind. This policy has been developed to reaffirm these principles and to provide recourse for those individuals whose rights have been violated.


A Complainant and Respondent each have the right to an Advisor of their choice during the Grievance Process (discussed below). An Advisor may be a family member, a friend, an attorney, or any third party (i.e., a trusted employee for a student; or a union representative for an employee). However, an Advisor may not otherwise be involved in the Grievance Process (i.e., a witness, co-Complainant or co-Respondent). Advisors are present to support the parties and to provide advice on procedural matters, as well as conduct cross-examination during any Hearing.