Office of Social Equity
Terrence A. Mitchell
Andrew Matt, JD
The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) and Edinboro University (EU) are committed to creating and maintaining an academic and work environment that is free of unlawful harassment, intimidation, bullying and discrimination and will not knowingly tolerate substantiated incidences. PASSHE Policy 2009-03 mandates an obligation for each university to conduct training for new students and new employees within 60 days of commencing employment. In addition, all faculty, staff, and administrators are required to participate in this training at least every year thereafter. The method of training is at the discretion of each university.
The EU Office of Social Equity has adopted three methods of delivering the mandated training:
In-person - Face to face Title IX Sexual Harassment and Protection of Minors training are held bi-weekly. Please contact the office of social equity for time, date and location information. Confirm your attendance in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.If you are interested in attending an in-person training session, you are required to read both the Title IX and Protection of Minors policies.
The following topics are covered in these trainings:
For a complete list of programs offered, program description, contact, target audience and the frequency at which they are offered, see Appendix G Education and Training of the University Policy Handbook. Similarly, new students are made aware of Title IX and the content of the University Policy Manual and the Student Code of Conduct and Judicial Procedures during new student orientation.
In addition to campus programs, periodically Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) provides additional workshops. These workshops provide updates and clarifications on each State System university’s Social Equity responsibilities. Please contact our Office of Social Equity to find out when the next PASSHE hosted training is being offered.
To educate employees on their responsibilities under Title IX, the Title IX Coordinator provides education programs on what constitutes sex discrimination and sexual misconduct, on what steps are takes to resolve complaints, and on each individual’s reporting responsibility. The program is designed to provide individuals with an understanding of EU’s responsibilities under Title IX and Title VII and how these matters are addressed, whether or not the actions are potentially criminal in nature.
Edinboro University promotes an inclusive environment that supports the academic, cultural, and personal growth of all members of the University community. We value the richness of diversity and believe that the intentional recruitment, retention, and accommodation of individuals who differ and are similar broadens and deepens the educational experience and the scholarly environment. By respecting pluralistic perceptions, and continuously assessing and monitoring the campuses and community environments, the Edinboro University community will foster open communication as students, faculty, staff and community learn to interact effectively with one another, creating and sustaining a supportive and respectful climate.