Sexual Misconduct Policy

Members of the University community, guests, and visitors have the right to be free from all forms of sexual misconduct. All members of the campus community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others. The University will not tolerate sexual misconduct and is committed to fostering an environment of prevention through awareness and intervention. 

The following pages comprise the institution's expectations and response. For your convenience, you may also download a copy of the policy information here (Sexual Misconduct Policy.) 

The University's commitment to addressing sexual assault
(Information includes: commitment statement, scope, policy definitions)

How is sexual misconduct defined?
(Information includes: policy definitions)

What to do after a sexual assault?
(Information includes: how to support someone, the importance of medical attention, options for support) 

How to report an incident?
(Information includes: anonymous reports, identifiable reports, important notices about reporting)

How to intervene?
(Information includes: bystander intervention strategies)

How does a survivor request interim support?
(Information includes: who to contact to receiving on-going support, what type of support is available)

How does a survivor file a grievance?
(Information includes: Options available to a student needing to file a grievance.)

How are grievances resolved?
(Information includes: Process options for resolving a grievance)

What are the range of sanctions taken to resolve a grievance?
(Information includes the broad range of safety measures, penalties, and educational interventions)

Who's involved in the University's sexual misconduct efforts?
(Information includes: the titles and roles of University employees involved in the process)

What training does the University offer?
(Information includes: employees, students, those involved in the University's response)

What awareness and prevention does the University offer?
(Information includes: campus-wide events, information resources, bystander intervention) 

A flowchart of the University's sexual misconduct process?
(from incident, to support, to response, to reporting, to resolution)

Statement of Nondiscrimination

Sexual misconduct is a form of sex discrimination and thus a violation of Title IX and other laws.  
The University of the South does not discriminate in employment, the admission of students, or in the administration of any of its educational policies, programs, or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran/reserve/ national guard status, or religion (except in the School of Theology’s Master of Divinity program, where preference is given to individuals of the Episcopal faith and except for those employment positions where religious affiliation is a necessary qualification). The University of the South complies with the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the I.R.S. Anti-Bias Regulation, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Vice President for Planning and Administration/Title IX Coordinator, 735 University Avenue, Sewanee, TN 37383-1000, 931.598.1172, is the person responsible for coordinating the University’s effort to comply with these laws.