Policies and Laws
Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination
The Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Policy prohibits all forms of unlawful Discrimination and related Harassment toward any University community member on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy or marital status, parental status, national origin or ancestry, age (40 and older), disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status or any other category protected by law or identified by the University as a protected class. Compliance with this Policy is a term and condition of a person's employment, membership, or affiliation with the University of Southern Indiana.
Sexual Harassment Policy
The Sexual Harassment Policy prohibits sexual harassment including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual exploitation. It applies to conduct that occurs on University property or at University-sponsored activities. The University may also address "Non-Title IX" complaints that occur off-campus, at study abroad programs, and/or online when the conduct affects a substantial University interest.
The University of Southern Indiana ("University" or "USI") is committed to maintaining an environment in which learning, discovery and engagement take place in a professional atmosphere of mutual respect and trust. Actions of faculty or supervisors that jeopardize this atmosphere undermine professionalism and hinder fulfillment of the University's mission.
USI prohibits Amorous Relationships between a student and any University employee who has educational or supervisory responsibility over the student.
Supervisors and subordinates or senior and junior colleagues in the same unit who are or were engaged in an Amorous Relationship prior to the existence of a supervisory or evaluative relationship within the educational and/or employment context, or who find themselves entering into such an Amorous Relationship, have a duty to report the existence of the Amorous Relationship to the department or unit head who must ensure that arrangements are made to sever the supervisory or evaluative relationship between the parties.