The disciplinary system is a means of implementing adjudication procedures for graduate and undergraduate students accused of violations of the University Code of Conduct, a set of standards which governs the behavior of all members of the University community.
Disciplinary actions are implemented on the University campus where an infraction has occurred regardless of where the concerned student or students may be attending classes in the University system. Disciplinary actions are implemented on the University campus where a student is attending classes, regardless of where the infraction occurred within the University system.
The Director of Student Affairs is the Judicial Affairs representative at the Penn State Brandywine campus. Please refer to your copy of Policies & Rules for Students for a detailed explanation of the procedures.
What is Title IX?
Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any program or activity including, but not limited to:
1. Educational programs or activities, e.g., student services, academic counseling, discipline, classroom assignment, grading, athletics, recreation and study abroad;
2. Admission and recruitment, e.g., financial aid, housing;
3. Medical services, including psychological counseling.
UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATORY BEHAVIORS UNDER TITLE IX
- SEXUAL HARASSMENT (unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature)
- SEXUAL MISCONDUCT (rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, sexual exploitation and other forms of non-consensual sexual activity)
- STALKING (repeatedly following, harassing, threatening or intimidating including by telephone, mail, electronic communication or social media)
- DATING VIOLENCE (including emotional, verbal, and economic abuse without the presence of physical abuse)
- DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (including emotional, verbal, and economic abuse without the presence of physical abuse)
- RETALIATION (adverse employment, academic or other actions against anyone reporting or participating in an investigation of Title IX allegations)
REPORTING PROHIBITED BEHAVIOR
Members of the University community who believe that a Title IX violation may have occurred, should discuss their concerns and/or file a complaint with the University Title IX Coordinator:
Dr. Kenneth Lehrman III, Vice Provost for Affirmative Action
328 Boucke Building, University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-863-0471; email: [email protected]
University Title IX Deputy Coordinator:
Danny Shaha, Senior Director
Office of Student Conduct
120 Boucke Building, University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-863-0342; email: [email protected]
Penn State Brandywine Title IX Resource Person:
Ronika Money-Adams, Director of Student Affairs
25 Yearsley Mill Road, Media PA 19063
Phone: 610-892-1328; email: [email protected]
To file a complaint outside of the University, contact:
Office for Civil Rights, Philadelphia Office
100 Penn Square East, Suite 515
Philadelphia, PA 19107-3323
Phone: 215-656-8541; email: [email protected]