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Reporting and Preventing Misconduct on Campus

If you have experienced sexual discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual or relationship violence, report the violation by phone or email:

Title IX Coordinator at 937-766-7777
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Domestic Violence Awareness Month - Coercive Control in Dating Relationships

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Spiritual Abuse in Relationships

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Today’s post is from Celeste Hurley, Cedarville University's Confidential Advocate from Family Violence Prevention Center.

woman pushing man awayPhilippians 2:3-5 “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:”

One tactic that is used to gain power and control in a relationship is spiritual abuse. Spiritual abuse happens when someone uses spiritual or religious beliefs to hurt, scare, or control you. This could be accomplished through forcing someone to follow a particular religious script, restricting or mocking someone's beliefs, or using beliefs to limit and control the other person. This additionally impacts a person by isolating them from who Christ is and what it means to be loved in a genuine and noncontractual way.


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What God Says to a Victim of Coercive Control

Friday, October 14, 2022

woman pushing man awayAs helpers, friends, and fellow image-bearers, the faith community needs to come alongside a person who is the victim of coercive control/abuse and use words and actions that show God’s heart to them.


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The Heart of Coercive Control

Friday, October 7, 2022

woman pushing man away“I do what I do because I want what I want.” 
– paraphrase of James 4:1

Pastor and author (and Cedarville University grad!) Chris Moles has written extensively about the heart of abuse. What does he say is behind the heart of an abusive individual?


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The Danger of Coercive Control

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Coercive control can happen in any dating relationship. But what is coercive control, and why is it important for the body of Christ to understand it?


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Title IX Policy

Cedarville’s Title IX Policy addresses all forms of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.

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Training

Find helpful training presentations and videos about Cedarville’s Title IX policy.

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Understanding the Respondent’s Role

A Respondent (or Responding Party) is someone alleged to have been involved in an incident of prohibited conduct under Title IX.

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Understanding the Process

The Title IX Coordinator can walk you through the process of what will happen once you report an incident, from receiving support, to filing a formal complaint, to resolution.

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Resources

Find helpful resources that are available to you as you navigate the Title IX process.

4 Sexual Assault Myths

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Sexual Assault | Myth #1

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Title IX Coordinator Shannon Berkheiser debunks myth #1: Most sexual violence occurs between strangers.
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Sexual Assault | Myth #2

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Title IX Coordinator Shannon Berkheiser debunks myth #2: The clothes a woman is wearing contributes to her being sexually assaulted.
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Sexual Assault | Myth #3

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Title IX Coordinator Shannon Berkheiser debunks myth #3: Only women are sexually assaulted.
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Sexual Assault | Myth #4

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Title IX Coordinator Shannon Berkheiser debunks myth #4: Victims of sexual assault will always appear bruised, battered, or hysterical.
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Cedarville University's Non-discrimination Notice:

Cedarville University is a Christ-centered institution of higher education that is committed to the biblical principle that all human beings are created in the image of God. Because of that belief, the University is committed to basing judgments concerning the admission, education, and employment of individuals upon their qualifications and abilities.

Cedarville University is also committed to maintaining and strengthening an educational, working, and living environment founded on the biblical principles of love and mutual respect. The University seeks to provide programs, activities, and an educational environment free from sex discrimination. In accordance with these beliefs, and consistent with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Cedarville does not discriminate on the basis of sex in education programs or activities, including recruitment, admissions, athletic and extracurricular activities, discipline, distribution of financial assistance, distribution of institutional resources, hiring practices, employment, and promotion. Title IX states:

"No person in the United states shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, or be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or any activity receiving Federal financial assistance."

The University is committed to promoting respect for the bodily integrity of all persons and the sacredness of human sexuality. Sex discrimination includes all forms of sexual violence and sexual harassment.