Title IX | Sexual Misconduct and Harassment

Rivier University is committed to providing a non-discriminatory and harassment-free educational, living and working environment for all members of the Rivier community, including students, faculty, administrators, staff, contractors, and visitors.

The University maintains a community characterized by trust, mutual respect, and responsibility where all can feel secure and free from discrimination in the classroom; social, recreational and residential environments; and the workplace. All members of the community are expected to adhere to the requirements of the law and to the standards of the University community.

The purpose of this policy is to provide the Rivier University community with a clearly articulated set of behavioral standards, common understandings of definitions and key concepts, and descriptions and examples of prohibited conduct, including sexual harassment, sexual violence, stalking, and domestic and dating violence (or intimate partner violence). The policy applies to all community members, including students, faculty, staff, contractors, and visitors. It is intended to guide students, faculty, and staff who have been affected by sexual harassment or misconduct, whether as a Reporting Party, a Responding Party, or a third party.