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Student Safety and Security

Title IX
Conemaugh School of Nursing & Allied Health

What is Title IX?

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”  

Did you know that Title IX is not just about equity for students who play sports? In fact, it covers an area that affects employees and faculty members at work, as well. Title IX creates equity for faculty, staff, and students. It covers sexual violence, sex or gender-based discrimination, including stalking, relationship violence, bullying, and sexual misconduct.

The regulations regarding  Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972  can be found on the Department of Justice website.

To learn more about Title IX, what it does, and to whom it applies, check out

Examples of Unlawful Practices Under Title IX Relating to Sexual Misconduct

  • 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, sexual coercion, and any other form of non-consensual sexual activity (including when an individual is not in a condition to give legal consent)
  • Stalking – repeatedly following, harassing, threatening or intimidating another individual using such methods including, but not limited to, telephone, mail, electronic communication, and social media
  • Domestic Violence – in addition to physical abuse, also includes emotional, verbal and economic abuse
  • Dating Violence – in addition to physical abuse, also includes emotional, verbal and economic abuse
  • Retaliation – adverse academic, social, employment or other actions against anyone reporting a violation or participating in an investigation of any Title IX allegation

In addition to being considered discriminatory, sexual violence is criminal activity.

Student Bill of Rights

All students are entitled to the following:

  • Protection from harm, aggression and violence
  • freedom from corporal punishment of any kind, including physical or psychological harm from faculty, or any kind of sexual abuse
  • a learning environment which ensures mental and physical health and wellness
  • access to aid when their health or security of person is threatened or damaged in any way

Know your Rights!

Who do I contact to file a report?

Individuals who feel the Title IX statute has been violated have the right to file a complaint or to refuse to file a complaint. Individuals who wish to learn more about their options may contact:

Title IX Coordinator, Patti Huber-Smith at 814-534-9485 or

If you are in immediate danger, please call 9-1-1!

Take an active roll in increasing your safety as well as the safety of those around you!

CLICK HERE to learn more about prevention and staying safe!

For more information on Conemaugh's Notice of Non-Discrimination and Risk Reduction Tips, please see pages 56-57 of the Campus Security and Safety Report.