All students should review the current Student Policy Prohibiting Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking; Title IX Grievance Policy; and Prohibited Bias and Discriminatory Harassment Policy, which has been updated for the 2020-2021 academic year. The full policies are available at hofstra.edu/sexualmisconduct.
The Policy is reviewed and updated each year, in general, to improve processes, incorporate student feedback, clarify language, make editorial changes, or comply with changes to applicable law. For the 2020-2021 academic year, Hofstra made changes to our policies as a result of new regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Education under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The updated regulations are effective as of August 14, 2020. Throughout the revision of our policies, our commitment has continued to be focused on preventing sexual assault and other misconduct, supporting those who report experiencing harm, and conducting fair, transparent, and safe grievance processes that protect the rights of all parties.
It is important that all students review our updated policies and procedures. Our new Title IX Grievance Policy applies to conduct covered under the new Title IX regulations, including reports of sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking that fall within Title IX definitions and jurisdiction. The Student Policy Prohibiting Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking covers other reports of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking that have a reasonable connection to the University, but are not covered by Title IX. Finally, the Prohibited Bias and Discriminatory Harassment Policy addresses reports of bias and harassment, other than sexual harassment covered by Title IX.
This webpage is not part of any policy and is not intended to be a complete statement regarding updates to the policies. Students should always consult the full policy for complete information. For questions regarding the above, please contact studenttitleIX@hofstra.edu