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.