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Title IX and Cedarville University

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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
Campus Security at 937-239-6491

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is national Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and it’s a great time to remind our campus community that any type of interpersonal violence — including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking — is wrong and not tolerated on our campus. Please speak up by contacting our Title IX office if you experience or witness any of these behaviors. We desire to work together to create a safe, God-honoring environment for everyone.

Please join us in recognizing Domestic Violence Awareness Month:

  • Enjoy a drink with purple whip cream at Rinnova on October 18, 21, 25, and 29
  • Participate in Wear Purple Day on October 21
  • Stop by the Family Violence Prevention Center table in the lower SSC on October 21
  • Follow along on Instagram from October 24-30 as we introduce six warning signs of interpersonal violence

Six Warning Signs of Abuse:

Going From 0-60: Gets Too Serious Too Fast

What it can look like:

  • Becomes emotionally intense too quickly
  • Wants to hang out every day or multiple times a week when you first meet
  • Flatters you excessively
  • Sends too many gifts or does an immense amount of other seemingly gracious things at the beginning of a relationship
  • Talks about marriage or how you are the "right one" too early in the relationship

Jealousy and Isolation

What it can look like:

  • Accuses you of flirting or cheating
  • Doesn’t want to "share" you with friends or family
  • Gets angry if he/she sees you talking with another person
  • Insults or puts down people you care about
  • Tells you who you can spend time with

Control:

What it can look like:

  • Has a skewed sense of headship and submission; expects you to be submissive to him
  • Tries to control what you do and whom you see
  • Tells you how to dress or act
  • Checks your phone or computer

When "Checking In" becomes Harassment:

What it can look like:

  • Calls or texts dozens of times to see what you are doing and who you are with
  • Calls, texts, or visits you at work when they know it’s not allowed
  • Shows up at your dorm / apartment unannounced
  • Expects you to check in with them frequently

Emotionally / Verbally Puts You Down:

What it can look like:

  • Ridicules your ideas
  • Tells you to shut up
  • Tells you that you are dumb, stupid, fat, etc.
  • Tells you that you will never find someone else who wants you
  • Compares you to a former girlfriend or boyfriend

Any Form of Physical Violence or Intimidation:

What it can look like:

  • Breaks or throws things when you argue
  • Uses their physical size/presence to intimidate or stand over you
  • Pressures you into sexual activity with which you are not comfortable
  • Threatens to harm self if you break up with them
  • Is physically rough with you (pushes, shoves, pulls, yank, squeezes, restrains)
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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.
More Sexual Assault Myths »

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.