Student Sexual or Gender-Based
Harassment and Sexual Misconduct
On May 6, 2020 the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights issued new regulations mandating how NAU and all colleges and universities must investigate and adjudicate sexual misconduct cases under Title IX, the federal statute that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex or gender in any federally funded education program or activity. Like all educational institutions that receive federal funding, NAU is required to amend its current policies that address these issues to implement these new regulations.
Over the coming months, NAU will be carefully reviewing the new regulations and determining how to implement the new requirements in a way that best preserves its current system’s fairness, thoroughness, and sensitivity to the needs and rights of all parties. As part of this process, NAU will engage and seek input from the University community. When they become available, working drafts of NAU’s revised student-focused sexual misconduct policy and procedure documents will be posted on this page.
NAU’s revised student-focused sexual misconduct policy and procedures will become effective on August 14, 2020. Persons wishing to provide input are invited to use the feedback form or may contact the Office of the Dean of Students or the Title IX Coordinator.
NAU is committed to providing a safe learning and living environment for all students, regardless of a person’s sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To this end, the University prohibits sexual or gender-based harassment and sexual misconduct, which includes sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking (including cyberstalking), indecent exposure, and sexual exploitation such as voyeurism, the non-consensual dissemination of illicit images or audio recordings of another’s unclothed body or sexual activity, or causing the incapacitation of another for the purpose of compromising that person’s ability to consent to sexual activity. Aiding, facilitating or encouraging another person to commit such acts, or retaliating against a person for reporting or participating in a disciplinary proceeding related to such misconduct, is also prohibited.
View the DRAFT Revised Policy
View the DRAFT Revised Procedures
For more information about this policy or NAU’s Title IX investigative and adjudicatory procedures, contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 928-523-5181 or DeanofStudents@nau.edu or the Title IX Coordinator at 928-523-9342 or Pamela.Heinonen@nau.edu
Use the feedback form to provide input about this policy