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. Hanover has designated Title IX Coordinators to coordinate Hanover's compliance with and response to inquiries concerning Title IX. A person may also file a complaint with the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights regarding an alleged violation of Title IX by visiting: the U.S. Department of Education's website or calling 1-800-421-3481.
What is Title IX?
Although Title IX is commonly associated with sex-based discrimination in athletics, the law is much broader. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that provides:

No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

Title IX prohibits sex discrimination in all university programs and activities, including, but not limited to, admissions, recruiting, financial aid, academic programs, student services, counseling and guidance, discipline, class assignment, grading, recreation, athletics, housing, and employment.

Sexual harassment and sexual violence are forms of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX.  Title IX also prohibits retaliation against people for making or participating in complaints of sex discrimination.  

For more information about Title IX, visit the 

U.S. Department of Education’s website.
To file a complaint or to ask questions about Title IX please contact:
For Student on Student cases:
Casey Heckler, Title IX Coordinator
For Faculty, Staff, or Vendor issues:
Holly Sipe, Deputy Title IX Coordinator 

Harassment Policy

Hanover College is a principle-based community that seeks to promote the academic, personal, and moral growth of its members within a safe, challenging and responsive environment. As such, the College seeks to maintain an environment in which individuals can live, learn and work free from discrimination and harassment of any kind. Such behavior is an affront to the whole community and a betrayal of the ideals of community which the College seeks to foster. The Hanover College Principles leave no room for behavior that denies a person or persons the full and free exercise of their rights and privileges as members of the College community or creates an intimidating or hostile environment.