Areas of Study

This policy applies to the education program and activities of the the Institution, to conduct that takes place on the campus or on property owned or controlled by Gallaudet University, and at Institution -sponsored events. The Respondent must be a member of Gallaudet or the Clerc Center community in order for its policies to apply.

This policy can also be applicable to the effects of off-campus misconduct that effectively deprive someone of access to Gallaudet or the Clerc Center’s educational program. The Institution may also extend jurisdiction to off-campus and/or to online conduct when the Title IX Coordinator determines that the conduct affects a substantial Gallaudet or the Clerc Center interest.

Regardless of where the conduct occurred, the Institution will address notice/complaints to determine whether the conduct occurred in the context of its employment or educational program or activity and/or has continuing effects on campus or in an off-campus sponsored program or activity. A substantial Gallaudet or the Clerc Center interest includes:

  1. Any action that constitutes a criminal offense as defined by law. This includes, but is not limited to, single or repeat violations of any local, state, or federal law;
  2. Any situation in which it is determined that the Respondent poses an immediate threat to the physical health or safety of any Gallaudet or Clerc Center student or other individual;
  3. Any situation that significantly impinges upon the rights, property, or achievements of oneself or others or significantly breaches the peace and/or causes social disorder; and/or
  4. Any situation that is detrimental to the educational interests or mission of Gallaudet or the Clerc Center.

If the Respondent is unknown or is not a member of the Gallaudet or the Clerc Center community, the Title IX Coordinator will assist the Complainant in identifying appropriate campus and local resources and support options and/or, when criminal conduct is alleged, in contacting local or campus law enforcement if the individual would like to file a police report.

Further, even when the Respondent is not a member of Gallaudet or the Clerc Center’s community, supportive measures, remedies, and resources may be accessible to the Complainant by contacting the Title IX Coordinator.

In addition, the Institution may take other actions as appropriate to protect the Complainant against third parties, such as barring individuals from Gallaudet and/or the Clerc Center property and/or events.

When the Respondent is enrolled in or employed by another institution, the Title IX Coordinator can assist the Complainant in liaising with the appropriate individual at that institution, as it may be possible to allege violations through that institution’s policies.

Similarly, the Title IX Coordinator may be able to assist and support a student or employee Complainant who experiences sexual harassment or retaliation in an externship, study abroad program, or other environment external to the Institution where sexual harassment policies and procedures of the facilitating or host organization may give recourse to the Complainant.

Contact Us

Title IX

College Hall B18

(202) 759-1734

(202) 651-5352

(202) 651-5344


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