It is the policy of Hanover College to comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination (including sexual harassment and sexual violence) based on sex in the College's educational programs and activities. Title IX also prohibits retaliation for asserting or otherwise participating in claims of sex discrimination.


Members of the Hanover College community, guests and visitors have the right to be free from all forms of

sex/gender harassment, discrimination and misconduct, examples of which can include acts of sexual violence,

sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating 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. The College believes in zero tolerance for sex/gender-based misconduct. Zero tolerance means that when an allegation of misconduct is brought to an appropriate administrator’s attention, protective and other remedial measures will be used to reasonably ensure that such conduct ends, is not repeated, and the effects on the victim and community are

remedied; including, serious sanctions when a responding party is found to have violated this policy.


Hanover College is committed to providing education and resources to our community  to help prevent incidents of sexual misconduct.  We use many educational means to educate our community annually: lectures, online training, programs with outside resources and individual conversations.

Center For Changing Our Campus Culture

About The Center

The Center for Changing Our Campus Culture: An Online Resource to Address Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking (The Center) is supported by the Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women in collaboration with its designated Campus Program Technical Assistance Provider Team. This comprehensive online clearinghouse provides important resources for colleges and universities on sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. The Center has gathered information from the Departments of Justice, Education, Health and Human Services, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for campus administrators, faculty and staff, campus and community law enforcement, victim service providers, students, parents and other stakeholders as they work to change the culture on their campuses. The Center has worked collaboratively and sought guidance from experts on sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. This innovative clearinghouse includes the latest research, sample campus policies, protocols, best practices, and how to access training opportunities and technical assistance. These promising practices models, trauma informed curricula and cutting edge tools can be replicated, adapted and used (with permission when noted as necessary) by institutions of higher education to support efforts to end sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking on their campuses.




RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, y in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.

Safe Passage Inc.

Safe Place, a specialized team within Safe Passage, Inc., is dedicated to serving survivors of sexual assault or other unwanted sexual experiences. Whether this trauma occurred recently or decades ago, we are here to help with your physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs. 

Sexual abuse/assault can include force, coercion, the absence of consent, manipulation, and the inability to provide consent. It is most common that people wait to tell someone about what happened. For people who have experienced child sexual abuse, the average age to tell someone is 52. People are also much more likely to be sexual abused/assaulted by someone they know, love, or trust. Our Safe Place Team respects that it is difficult to seek support, build trust with others, and start the healing process with someone you have never met before.  

By calling the Safe Place Helpline, 812.932. SAFE (7233) you can speak with an advocate  – 24/7- who will listen, care and help you understand what support is available.  All of our conversations and support services are confidential and completely free of charge.

Click this link for detailed information about our Safe Place sexual assault services.


Members of Hanover College's Title IX Hearing Boards must be trained annually.  This includes, Title IX Coordinator, Deputy Coordinator, Decision Makers, Investigators and Hearing Board members and Appeal Officers. 


About the Trainers:

Cozen O’Connor’s Institutional Response Group delivers holistic responses to institutions confronting sexual and gender-based harassment and violence, child abuse, safety and security issues, and other forms of misconduct. We represent colleges, universities, K-12 educational and other child-serving institutions, as well as corporations, hospitals, religious institutions, and not-for-profit organizations, in connection with policy, compliance, investigations, and governance issues. Our Institutional Response attorneys have decades of experience conducting high-profile investigations into sexual and gender-based harassment and violence, child abuse, and other forms of misconduct, and assisting institutions in implementing trauma-informed, fair and impartial prevention and resolution processes.

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