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21 2022 ANNUAL SECURITY & ANNUAL FIRE SAFETY REPORT Lehigh University Non-Discrimination Statement and Title IX Notice of Non-Discrimination Non-Discrimination Statement Lehigh University upholds The Principles of Our Equitable Community and is committed to providing an educational, working, co-curricular, social, and living environment for all students, staff, faculty, trustees, contract workers, and visitors that is free from harassment and discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital or familial status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Such harassment or discrimination is unacceptable behavior and will not be tolerated. The University strongly encourages (and, depending upon the circumstances, may require) students, faculty, staff or visitors who experience or witness harassment or discrimination, or have information about harassment or discrimination in University programs or activities, to immediately report such conduct. Disciplinary Procedures/Policy Statements Lehigh University has developed fair, prompt and impartial processes, from the initial investigation to the final result, for matters that involve harassment and sexual misconduct (including but not limited to dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and sexual exploitation). When the facts and circumstances indicate that the situation may involve sexual harassment as that term is defined by the federal Title IX regulations finalized in May 2020 (34 C.F.R. 106), as incorporated into University policies, (otherwise referred to as “Title IX Sexual Harassment” throughout this section) the process used to resolve these matters typically involves an investigation by two trained investigators and, absent informal resolution, a live hearing conducted by a panel of three trained faculty and staff members. These individuals, and everyone involved in the Title IX Sexual Harassment process, receive annual training on the issues related to dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking and on how to conduct an investigation and hearing process that protects the safety of the complainant and promotes accountability. If the matter gets to a panel, the panel determines whether the individual violated applicable University policy. The process used to resolve matters involving sexual misconduct or harassment that does not meet the definition of Title IX Sexual Harassment can best be described as a civil rights investigative model. While the investigative process remains the same, the individuals who investigate and who are responsible for determining whether a violation of University policy occurred are dependent on the role of the person who allegedly violated the applicable University policy. In other words, faculty cases are resolved by the Provost’s Office, staff cases are resolved by the appropriate Senior Officer within the respondent’s reporting line, and student cases are resolved by a three-person panel comprised of faculty and staff. Processes and Procedures The following is an outline of the process and procedures used by Lehigh University to resolve issues involving harassment and sexual misconduct. The complete information can be found online: Policy on Harassment and Discrimination: https://lehigh.edu/go/harassmentpolicy Student Code of Conduct: https://lehigh.edu/go/codeofconduct These policies are available both online and in print to students, faculty, and staff. Summaries of the policies, including information concerning campus and community support resources, are also available in pamphlet form. Filing a Report with Law Enforcement If a student or employee feels unsafe; has experienced or witnessed dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, sexual exploitation or any other form of sexual harassment or sexual misconduct; or would like to file a report with the police, please contact: Lehigh University Police Department 321 East Packer Avenue 610-758-4200 The Lehigh University Police Department (LUPD) is fully accredited by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is available 24/7 throughout the year. If a report is filed, the police will take appropriate steps in response to the report. If the conduct occurred outside LUPD’s jurisdiction, LUPD will assist in reporting the incident to the proper law enforcement authorities in the applicable jurisdiction. Filing a Report or Complaint with the Title IX Coordinator Faculty, staff, and students who have experienced dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking,

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