Title IX of the Education Amendments is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any educational program or activity that receives federal funding. Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex has been interpreted to included: sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.
Under Title IX, a Responsible Employee is any employee who has the authority to take action to redress sexual violence; who has been given the duty of reporting incidents of sexual violence or any other misconduct by students to the Title IX Coordinator or other appropriate University designee; or whom a student could reasonably believe has this authority or duty. A responsible employee is required to report any incident of sexual misconduct, of which they are aware, to the Office of Equity and Diversity. Incidents of sexual misconduct include sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. Monmouth University policy designates every individual employed by the University as a responsible employee.