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The Comprehensive Policy
In maintaining the Comprehensive Policy and Procedures for Addressing Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct, and Retaliation (the “Comprehensive Policy”), the University meets or exceeds the requirements of federal and state civil rights laws and regulations to provide for a prompt, fair, and equitable administrative process.
The full and official Comprehensive Policy is available here:
Comprehensive Policy and Procedures (PDF)
The following behaviors conflict with the University’s values and expectations for members of the University community and are therefore prohibited at Loyola. The following policies may be applied to single incidents as well as patterns and/or climate, all of which may be investigated and addressed in accordance with the Comprehensive Policy.
Discrimination is defined as the adverse or preferential treatment of another wholly or partially because of the person’s actual or perceived membership in a protected class. Discrimination may also include non-discriminatory behavior that has a disproportionate impact on others because of their membership in a protected class.
When brought to the attention of the University, discrimination will be appropriately addressed and remedied, whether through disciplinary action, other responsive interventions, or both. Sanctions for discrimination and discriminatory misconduct may range from warning through expulsion (for students) or termination of employment (for faculty and staff employees).
A number of different behaviors are also prohibited as forms of discrimination when the misconduct or its resulting harm is based on or related to the affected party’s actual or perceived membership in a protected class.
Consistent with Loyola’s mission and identity, the University maintains the highest standards for respectful sexual interactions between consenting individuals. Acts of sexual misconduct may be committed by any person upon any other person, regardless of the sex, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity or expression of those involved.
When allegations of sexual misconduct meet the definitional and jurisdictional requirements of Title IX sexual harassment, the requirements for Grievance Process complaints and the Grievance Process will apply.
Retaliation is defined as any adverse action taken against a person participating in a protected activity because of their participation in that protected activity.