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Sexual Misconduct

As required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the university prohibits sex discrimination in its educational programs or activities, admission and employment. Under certain circumstances, sexual misconduct can be a form of sex discrimination. The university will not tolerate sexual misconduct involving, either as perpetrators or victims, university students, university employees, participants in university programs, or visitors to campus. Sexual misconduct includes sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking.

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Duty to Report

A dean, director, department chair, professor, coach, University Police officer, or any other university employee in a managerial or supervisory role (“Responsible Employee”) who becomes aware of or reasonably suspects any incidents of Sexual Misconduct must promptly report all relevant information to the Title IX Coordinator. A Responsible Employee who receives a report of Sexual Misconduct should inform the reporting individual that the employee must report the incident, and the employee should then promptly make the report to the Title IX Coordinator. Responsible Employees with information regarding an incident of Sexual Misconduct who fail to report relevant information or to cooperate in an investigation may be subject to disciplinary action.

The only exceptions to the reporting obligation for Responsible Employees are those situations in which the Responsible Employee received the information as part of a confidential communication in the context of a professional or otherwise privileged relationship (i.e., the Responsible Employee was the reporting person’s doctor, therapist, lawyer, ecclesiastical leader, or spouse).

Where to Report

Incidents of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, must be reported. University reports can be made verbally or in writing to one of the following:

David Rasmussen
Interim Title IX Coordinator
1085 WSC
Shawn Smith
EO Manager and Deputy Title IX Investigator
D-276 ASB
24-hour hotline provider
Report an incident

Reports of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual violence, may also be reported to:

Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)