Luther College is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and healthy environment where all members of the community—students, faculty, staff, and visitors—are treated with respect and dignity. Therefore, the college will not tolerate sexual misconduct in any form. Sexual misconduct is not only an act against an individual; it is also an act that affects the entire college community. Acts of sexual harassment, stalking, relationship violence, sexual exploitation, and sexual assault are inconsistent with our educational mission.
Pregnant and parenting students have certain rights under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, this federal legislation that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (including pregnancy and parental status) in educational programs and activities. Title IX specifically prohibits discrimination against a student based on pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy or recovery from any of these conditions. Under Title IX, institutions cannot exclude a pregnant or a parenting student from participating in any part of an educational program.