4.12 Jurisdiction of the University of Iowa

  1. This policy applies to the education program and activities of the University of Iowa, to conduct that takes place on the campus or on property owned or controlled by the University of Iowa, at University of Iowa–sponsored events, or in buildings owned or controlled by University of Iowa’s recognized student organizations. The respondent must be a member of the University of Iowa’s community, including patients, visitors, vendors, and contractors, 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 the University of Iowa’s educational program, activities, or workplace. The University of Iowa may also extend jurisdiction to off-campus and/or to online conduct when the Title IX Coordinator determines that the conduct affects a substantial University of Iowa interest.
  2. Regardless of where the conduct occurred, the University of Iowa 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 University of Iowa 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 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 the University of Iowa.
  3. If the respondent is unknown or is not a member of the University of Iowa 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 the University of Iowa’s community, supportive measures, remedies, and resources may be accessible to the complainant by contacting the Title IX Coordinator or a confidential advocate (https://diversity.uiowa.edu/resources/tixge-resources/complainant-resources).
  4. All vendors serving the University of Iowa through third-party contracts are subject to the policies and procedures of their employers and to these policies and procedures to which their employer has agreed to be bound by their contracts.
  5. 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 a student or employee complainant who experiences sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, or related retaliation in an externship/internship or other environment external to the University of Iowa where sexual harassment or sexual misconduct policies and procedures of the facilitating or host organization may give recourse to the complainant.