Carlow University is committed to providing a workplace and educational environment, that are free from discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, and retaliation. To support Carlow’s core values, to ensure compliance with federal and state civil rights laws and regulations, and to affirm its commitment to promoting fairness and equity in all aspects of the institution, Carlow University has developed internal policies and procedures that provide a prompt, fair and impartial process for those involved in an allegation of discrimination, harassment on the basis of protected class status, sexual misconduct, and allegations of retaliation. Carlow University honors the dignity of all members of its community and strives to balance the rights of the parties in the grievance process during what is often a difficult time for all those involved.

Under these internal policies and commensurate with the law and regulations, members of the university community, guests and visitors have the right to be free from all forms of discrimination and sex/gender harassment, sexual misconduct. The purpose of this policy is to clarify that the University prohibits all forms of discrimination. Sometimes, discrimination involves exclusion from activities, such as admission, athletics, or employment. Other times, discrimination takes the form of harassment, or in the case of sex-based discrimination can encompass sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, domestic violence, or sexual exploitation. Sexual harassment in any form undermines Carlow’s core values and expectations of our campus community. All members of the campus community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others.

All Carlow University students, faculty and staff are covered under this policy, as are third parties on Carlow property or participating in Carlow-sponsored or related activities. This policy applies to all members of the Carlow community who experience sexual harassment or misconduct on campus owned or operated by the University, as well as properties in which the University exercises significant control, and at Carlow-sponsored functions held off-campus by another student or Carlow representative. The University may choose, at its discretion, to extend this policy to incidents occurring off campus that involve students and allegations of violation of University policy.

Report an Incident

Report an incident directly to the Title IX Coordinator. It will not be distributed to the police.

Who to Report to

When you officially report sexual misconduct, you have options of who to report it to.

Get Help & Support

Help and support is available on-campus, around the city of Pittsburgh, and through national hotlines.

Employee & Student Resources

Explore available resources about sexual assault, abuse, stalking, and red flags.

SAFE Campus

The University has launched Project SAFE to help create a SAFE community on campus.

University Policy

Read the University’s Discrimination, Harassment, and Sex/ Gender-Based Misconduct Policy.

Title IX Coordinator

The university’s Title IX Coordinator oversees compliance with all aspects of the sex/gender harassment, discrimination, and misconduct policy. The Coordinator is housed in the office of Student Disabilities Services, University Commons 411E. Questions about this policy should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator. Anyone wishing to make a report relating to discrimination or harassment may do so by reporting the concern to the university Title IX Coordinator:

For Students, prospective students

Jacqueline M. Smith
Director of Disabilities Services Office;
Title IX Coordinator; 504 Coordinator
Carlow University, 4th Floor University Commons
3333 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Office: 412-578-6050

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