Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct

Duquesne University is dedicated to providing an educational environment that supports our Catholic, Spiritan mission and values. This includes a profound respect for the dignity of each person, and a commitment to preserve and protect the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of all members of the campus community.

In accordance with the University's mission, and as required by Title IX and its implementing regulations, the University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its programs or activities, including admission and employment. Moreover, Duquesne University is committed to fostering an atmosphere free from Title IX Sexual Harassment and creating an inclusive campus environment for all members of the University community. Title IX Sexual Harassment is destructive to such a climate and is not tolerated. Review the University's Policies on Title IX Sexual Harassment under TAP 61 and non-Title IX Sexual Misconduct under TAP 31.

Duquesne University's Mission includes, "A profound respect for the dignity of each person including a commitment that the mental, physical and spiritual well-being of each and every individual be preserved and respected." This same commitment founds the Mission of the Office of Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response. In collaboration with a multitude of Duquesne University programs and departments, our office continuously strives to provide an educational, employment, and business environment free of all forms of sex discrimination, including rape, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and other prohibited acts.

The goal of this website is to provide quick and easy "get help" resources, contact information, and information on our many campus prevention and awareness initiatives. We invite your feedback. If you have comments or questions about the information on our site, please contact my office directly. We sincerely appreciate your help in fostering the wellbeing and safety of our entire Duquesne University family.

Office of Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response Adjusts Procedures to Support University's Coronavirus Response

In response to the circumstances resulting from the Coronavirus/COVID-19, the Office of Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response has subsequently adjusted its procedures.

All members of the University community are encouraged to continue to access the Office of Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response. The office remains open to receive and process new reports, and all current investigations are continuing. All meetings are being held via Zoom, and witnesses, complainants and respondents will be advised to ensure that they are in a private space for conversations.

Although the Office has shifted some of its operations, the University community is reminded that TAP 31 and TAP 61 continue to apply.

Members of the University community are encouraged to report any violations to the Interim Title IX Coordinators listed above.

The University's Title IX website provides information about additional reporting resources, including information about confidential reporting options. Note that some resources may reflect modified hours or may be providing modified services at this time. Local hospitals continue to be available for medical care. Contact public safety at 412.396.2677 for on-campus emergencies, and call 911 for off-campus emergency matters.