Holy Family University seeks to foster a safe and healthy environment built on mutual respect and trust. At the very basis of the University's mission is the recognition of the essential dignity and worth of each member of our community. Members of the Holy Family University community, including guests and visitors, have the right to be free from sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual violence, intimate partner violence, and stalking. All members of the campus community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others.
Holy Family University believes in a zero tolerance policy for gender-based discrimination and misconduct. Consistent with these values and applicable law, including Title IX, the Clery Act, and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA), Holy Family University maintains a comprehensive policy and program designed to protect members of the university community from sexual misconduct, and to provide recourse for those individuals whose rights have been violated. This policy is intended to define community expectations, and to establish a mechanism for determining when those expectations have been violated.
The university encourages all members of its community to be aware of the trauma caused by sexual violence and challenges its members to work together to prevent its occurrence.