Title IX

Alcorn State University is a safe space for everyone. We are all committed to ensuring Alcorn is an environment free of unlawful discrimination where every student and employee is treated with dignity and respect.

Every member of our campus community must work proactively to uphold these principles,

intervene in instances that violate this policy, and challenge one another to represent the Alcorn spirit of knowledge and character. Your help is needed!

This webpage offers information about Alcorn’s work in support of Title IX, a federal policy administered by the Office of Civil Rights under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Education that outlines the responsibilities of schools to ensure an experience for all students that is free from discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual violence. The university has developed and implemented a series of measures to demonstrate compliance with all federal mandates and to fulfill our obligation to supporting and nurturing a safe living, learning, and working environment for everyone.

Anyone subjected to sexual misconduct is encouraged to utilize available support measures and/or file a Formal Complaint with the Title IX office. Supportive measures are available whether or not a Formal Complaint is filed. A Formal Complaint maybe filed with Alcorn’s Title IX Coordinator in person, by mail, or by electronic mail, by using the contact information below for the Title IX Coordinator.

Contact

All questions or concerns may be referred to Alcorn’s Title IX Coordinator, her contact information is below:

titleix@alcorn.edu
(601) 877-6124

Alfred L. Galtney, J.D., Executive Director of University Compliance and Acting Title IX Coordinator

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Title IX and Sexual Misconduct

The university policy defines sexual misconduct offenses to include, but not limited to:

Sexual Harassment
Non-Consensual Sexual Contact (or attempts to commit same)
Non-Consensual Sexual Intercourse (or attempts to commit same)
Sexual Exploitation

All forms of sexual misconduct can be committed by men or women and against other men or women.

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Glossary of Terms
Title IX Committee

Sexual Exploitation

Sexual exploitation occurs when a student takes non-consensual or abusive sexual advantage of another for his/her own advantage or benefit, or to benefit or advantage anyone other than the one being exploited, and that behavior does not otherwise constitute one of other sexual misconduct offenses. Examples of sexual exploitation include, but are not limited to:

  • Invasion of sexual privacy;
  • prostituting another student;
  • non-consensual video or audio-taping of sexual activity (including use of cell phone);
  • positioning camera and taking photos/videos in such a way as to capture another person’s body revealing their exposed genitals or other sexual body parts;
  • going beyond the boundaries of consent (such as letting your friends hide in the closet to watch you having consensual sex);
  • engaging in voyeurism;
  • knowingly transmitting an STI or HIV to another student;
  • Exposing one’s genitals in non-consensual circumstances; inducing another to expose their genitals;
  • Sexually-based stalking and/or bullying may also be forms of sexual exploitation

What is Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits
discrimination based on sex in education programs and
activities that receive federal financial assistance.
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Title IX Committee

The Title IX Committee is a collaborative and multi-disciplinary
team charged with advancing a university culture of respect,
responsibility, and safety and ensuring positive
compliance with Title IX and other laws,
regulations and policies related to sexual and
gender-based issues.

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Anti-Bullying Policy

The purpose of this policy is to communicateto all employees,
managers and executivesthat Alcorn State University will
not inany instance tolerate bullying behavior

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