Title IX and VAWA protections

The University takes sexual harassment, gender discrimination and sexual violence seriously. As a student, faculty member, staff member, or visitor you are protected under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) of 2013. A link to the University of Phoenix’s Title IX and VAWA policy is provided. The Title IX and VAWA policy describes the University’s:

  • Reporting policies and protocols for allegations of sexual violence
  • Confidentiality in responding to and investigating these complaints
  • Counseling, advocacy, and support
  • Interim and protective measures for victims
  • Investigation procedures and protocols
  • Grievance/adjudication procedures
  • Rights and roles of the parties during the adjudication process.

The decision to file a formal report or complaint about sexual violence and sexual assault is a personal choice. We’re here to help you understand your options and the resources available, whether you decide to report or not. If you decide not to file a formal report, UOPX resources are still available to you for counseling, academic support and other needs. Behavior that is covered by Title IX/Title VII/VAWA includes, but is not limited to:

Gender discrimination:

Inappropriate language, humor and/or jokes, or common expressions that target or are discriminatory toward a specific gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, or nonconformity to sex stereotypes.

Sexual assault:

  • Nonconsensual sexual contact
  • Nonconsensual intercourse
  • Taking sexual advantage of a consensual or nonconsensual person

Sexual harassment:

  • Displaying inappropriate sexual images that are offensive and unwelcome
  • Unwelcome, gender-based verbal or physical conduct
  • Exchanging sexual images, sexual acts or dating for grades or advancement

Domestic/Dating Violence:

  • Intimate partner violence, committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim.

Other behaviors:

  • Stalking — Unwelcome, continuous and menacing pursuit directed at a specific person electronically or in person that would cause a reasonable person to either fear for the person’s safety or the safety of others or suffer substantial emotional distress.
  • “Sexting” — Unwelcome text messaging or sexual comments and/or images
  • Cyberbullying — Use of an electronic medium to target and psychologically torment a person

Get more information and support

To report a Title IX/Title VII violation, please contact our Title IX Coordinator. If you need to speak to someone immediately, counselors are available 24/7 at the Life Resource Center, accessible by logging on to eCampus, or by calling 866.320.2817.

The University of Phoenix Campus Safety Policies and Annual Security Report also provide additional information regarding definitions of prohibited conduct, counseling and assistance resources available and the sexual violence prevention and awareness programs available to all members of the University community. To learn more visit the University Campus Safety website here: http://www.phoenix.edu/about_us/campus-safety.html

Contact us

Title IX Coordinator
Camie Pratt, JD, Vice President
4025 S. Riverpoint Parkway
Mail Stop CF-S907
Phoenix, AZ 85040

Phone: 602.557.3391
Fax: 602.308.7402
Email: TitleIX@phoenix.edu


Title IX and VAWA policy
The University of Phoenix’s Title IX and VAWA policy is provided.


Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

Find your local OCR Office: https://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm


Life Resource Center
866.320.2817
Counselors are available 24/7