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Point Park University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs, activities, or employment practices. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq., and its implementing regulations, 34 C.F.R. Part 106, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities operated by recipients of Federal financial assistance. 


Sexual harassment, which includes acts of sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX. Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual violence refers to physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person’s will or where a person is incapable of giving consent due to the victim’s use of drugs or alcohol, age or disability.  Conduct that may be considered sexual harassment includes:

  • Uninvited touching, hugging, or patting
  • Pressure for sexual favors for rewards related to school or work
  • Obscene phone calls, texts, pictures, gestures or emails

Any inquiries or complaints related to Title IX can be made by contacting, Lisa Stefanko, Interim Title IX coordinator at 412-392-3980, lstefanko@pointpark.edu, or 201 Wood Street, 709 Frontier Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

Title IX Contacts

Institutional oversight Lisa Stefanko, Interim Title IX Coordinator

lstefanko@pointpark.edu

412-392-3980

Student contact Keith Paylo, Associate Vice President of Student Affairs

kpaylo@pointpark.edu

 412-392-3862

Staff contact Lisa Stefanko, Vice President of Human Resources

lstefanko@pointpark.edu

412-392-4727

Faculty contact James Thomas, Associate Provost and Deputy Title IX Coordinator

jhthomas@pointpark.edu

 412-392-3983