Reports of sex discrimination, sexual misconduct and power-based violence as well as questions regarding Title IX and concerns about non-compliance should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator. Reports may be submitted in person, by phone, in writing, electronically, or anonymously and may be submitted by complainants, third parties or bystanders to the Title IX Coordinator.
Mortissa Harvey – Title IX Coordinator
Office Location: Wyly Tower 1536
Individuals may file a report of sex discrimination, sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking (on the basis of sex) or retaliation by completing the following online form:
Students, faculty, and other personnel may access the Incident Report Form to report potential threats. The form requires the following information:
- Name of Institution, person, or group being threatened;
- Name of student, individual, or group threatening violence;
- Date and time the threat was made; and
- Method by which the threat was made, including the social media outlet or website where the threat was posted, a screenshot or recording of the threat, if available, and any printed evidence of the threat.
If the university is notified of sex discrimination and/or sexual misconduct, we will:
- Take immediate and appropriate steps to investigate the report/incident
- Take prompt action to end the prohibited conduct and resolve the situation
- Take appropriate steps to prevent recurrence of future incidents
Supportive Measures are non-disciplinary, non-punitive individualized services offered as appropriate, as reasonably available, and without fee or charge to the parties to restore or preserve access to the University’s education program, including measures designed to protect the safety of all parties or the University’s educational environment, and/or deter power-based violence, including sexual harassment, sex discrimination, and/or retaliation.
The Title IX Coordinator promptly makes Supportive Measures available to the parties upon receiving a Report.
The University will maintain the privacy of the Supportive Measures, provided that privacy does not impair the University’s ability to provide the Supportive Measures. The University will act to ensure a minimal academic impact on the parties to the extent possible in providing Supportive Measures. The University will implement measures in a way that does not unreasonably burden the other party. These actions may include, but are not limited to:
- Referral to counseling, medical, and/or other healthcare services
- Referral to community-based service providers
- Student financial aid counseling
- Education to the community or community subgroup(s)
- Altering campus housing assignment(s)
- Altering work arrangements for employees or student-employees
- Safety planning
- Providing campus safety escorts
- Providing transportation accommodations
- Implementing contact limitations (no contact orders) between the parties
- Academic support, extensions of deadlines, or other course/program-related adjustments
- Trespass or Be-On-the-Lookout (BOLO) order
- Class schedule modifications, withdrawals, or leaves of absence
- Increased security and monitoring of certain areas of the campus
- Any other actions deemed appropriate by the Title IX Coordinator
Violations of no contact orders will be referred to appropriate student or employee conduct processes for enforcement. An employee’s or student’s failure to comply with the terms of Supportive-Measure directives is a separate violation of the University Code of Conduct.
See the Sexual Misconduct/Power-Based Violence Policy for detailed information regarding how the University addresses reports of Sex Discrimination
Confidential Advisors are available to help. Confidential Advisors are designated individuals who have been trained to aid a person involved in a sexual misconduct complaint in the resolution process as a confidential resource.
If the incident or situation is criminal in nature, immediately contact University Police Department or local police where the incident occurred. The University Police Department is located at South Hall, 1104 Hergot Avenue, 318.257.4018.