Gender-Based Harassment & Violence Policy & Procedures

Frostburg State University (the “University”) values diversity, mutual respect, integrity, and responsibility. To that end, the University is firmly committed to maintaining a learning and workplace environment free from Gender-Based Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence, Stalking, Complicity, and Retaliation (collectively, “Prohibited Conduct”). Because Prohibited Conduct undermines the University’s mission and jeopardizes the character and integrity of our community, Prohibited Conduct will not be tolerated and is expressly prohibited.

The Frostburg State University Gender-Based Harassment and Violence Policy details the University's expectations for behavior, as well as detailing reporting options, sources of support, protections, and processes regarding reports of Prohibited Conduct.

The Frostburg State University Procedures For Resolving Reports of Prohibited Conduct provides clarity regarding the procedures through which the aforementioned Policy is maintained and instituted at Frostburg State University.

Anti-Harassment and Retaliation PolicyFrostburg State University is firmly committed to maintaining a learning and workplace environment free from discrimination and harassment based on an individual’s gender or sex. Sexual harassment, sexual assault, and other categories of sexual misconduct are forms of sex discrimination that are not tolerated and are expressly prohibited by FSU. Frostburg State University's Anti-Harassment and Retaliation Policy (PN 1.014) is available online.

Office Documents and Forms

Advisor Obligation Affirmation and Acknowledgement Statement. An Advisor is an individual who provides support and advice to a Complainant or Respondent during the University’s investigation and resolution process. An Advisor can be an attorney, parent, counselor, advocate or any other person a party chooses, except that an advisor cannot be a participating witness. To confirm your role as an Advisor, please complete the Advisor Obligation Affirmation and Acknowledgement Statement online. You will be asked to authenticate the information and acknowledgement submitted in person to confirm the information submitted and your commitment to serving as an Advisor.

Appeals Request Form. At Frostburg State University, the Complainant and Respondent each have the right to appeal the investigative finding and/or the sanction(s) imposed regarding alleged misconduct. To request an appeal, please complete the Appeals Request Form for Gender-Based Harassment and Violence online. You are required to authenticate your identity by using your FSU username and password to access this form. PLEASE NOTE: Incomplete requests for appeal as submitted through this portal may not be considered. Please follow up with the Office of Gender Equity at titleix@frostburg.edu to ensure your request is complete.

Complainant Rights and Respondent Rights detail the protections for parties as defined by the Gender-Based Harassment and Violence Policy, including information regarding cooperation with University processes and relevant sources of support.

Privacy and Anti-Retaliation Statement details information for Complainants and Respondents regarding the University's commitment to their privacy, confidential sources of support, information regarding record retention, campus crime data, as well as our stance on retaliation.

Request for Confidentiality. A Complainant has the right to request confidentiality in reporting an allegation of gender-based harassment or violence to Frostburg State University. When a Complainant requests that their name or other identifiable information not be shared with the Respondent, the Title IX Coordinator, in consultation with the Title IX Team, will balance this request with the University’s obligation to provide a safe and non-discriminatory environment to the Complainant and the rest of the University community. To request Confidentiality, please complete the Request for Confidentiality online.

Request for No Action. A Complainant has the right to request that no action be taken to address allegations of misconduct against them. When a Complainant requests that no action be taken against the Respondent, the Title IX Coordinator, in consultation with the Title IX Team, will balance this request with the University’s obligation to provide a safe and non-discriminatory environment to the Complainant and the rest of the University community. To request No Action, please complete the Request for No Action online.