Laws and Resources

Laws and Resources

Title IX Resource Guides

  • General Resource Guide 
    • This Resource Guide is intended as an overview and summary of Iowa State University's Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence Involving Students Policy.  The content, information, and definitions provided herein are summary in fashion and do not consitute offical University policy.
  • Respondent Resource Guide
    • Being accused of sexual misconduct or related charges can be confusing and unsettling.  This Resource Guide for Respondents provides information about Iowa State University's sexual misconduct complaint resolution process and the resources and services available to accused students.  The individual accused of sexual misconduct is referred to as the "Respondent" during the complaint resolution process.
  •  American College Health Association – National College health Assessment
    • The ACHA’s National College Health Assessment is a bi-annual survey that asks students about issues related to physical and mental health, including questions about substance use and sexual violence. It’s a valuable resource for social norming exercise and/or for benchmarking your campus against national numbers.
  • NCAA Handbook on Sexual Violence Prevention
    • According to the guide’s preface, it “is a general introduction to the problems that result from sexual assault and interpersonal violence and how they are affecting college students and student-athletes. It is meant to assist intercollegiate athletics administrators and those who provide educational programming for student-athletes in developing their own approaches to preventing or reducing the incidents of sexual assault and other acts of interpersonal violence on their campuses.
  • Discrimination and Harassment Policy
    • Iowa State University  does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. Veteran. 
  • Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Assault & Sexual Harassment Involving Students Policy
    • This policy sets forth the resources available to students, describes prohibited conduct, and establishes procedures for responding to sexual misconduct incidents that include sexual assault, sexual harassment and other unwelcome behaviors.
  • April 2011 "Dear Colleague Letter" on the Intersection of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence
    • In April 2011, the Office of Civil Rights issued a "Dear Colleague Letter" reminding educational institutions to address incidents of sexual violence not only as crimes, but as violations of Title IX.
  • October 2010 "Dear Colleague Letter" on Harassment and Bullying
    • In October 2010, the Office of Civil Rights issued a "Dear Colleague Letter" reminding educational institutions that acts of bullying may violate civil rights laws, such as Title IX, in cases in which the conduct is targeted toward an individual because of one's sex.
  • U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights:  Information on Title IX
    • ​The United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is the enforcement agency for Title IX.  The OCR publishes information on Title IX on its website.​
  • Sexual Harassment: It's not Academic
    • ​Sexual harassment of students is illegal. A federal law, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual harassment, in education programs and activities.
  • Revised OCR Sexual Harassment Guide (2001)
    • ​The revised guidance reaffirms the compliance standards that OCR applies in investigations and administrative enforcement of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) regarding sexual harassment.