Sexual Assault and Misconduct Policy

Policy number11-05
Responsible officeInstitutional Equity
Enforcement officialTitle IX Coordinator
ClassificationBoard of Trustees-delegated Policy
Category11. Federal and State Civil Protections
16. Public Safety and Parking

Statement of policy

Western Michigan University encourages all members of our community to participate in the process of creating a safe, welcoming and respectful environment on campus. With the Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Violence, Intimate Partner Violence, and Stalking Policy and Procedures, we affirm the commitment of the university and our community to the values of transparency and timely communication, and accountable and responsible behavior within an ethical, compassionate, diverse and respectful environment.

Members of the Western Michigan University community, including students, employees, faculty, staff, administrators, Board members, consultants, vendors, others engaged to do business with the University guests and visitors have the right to be free from sexual and gender-based discrimination, harassment and violence and all other forms of prohibited conduct described in this Policy, including stalking, and intimate partner violence. All members of the community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others. Western Michigan University’s policies have been developed to reaffirm these principles, to provide resources for those individuals whose rights may have been violated, and to provide accountability for conduct that violates this Policy. This Policy prohibits a broad continuum of behaviors, many of which constitute a form of sexual or gender-based discrimination, harassment, or violence and are prohibited by federal law.

Western Michigan University encourages all members of our community to participate in the process of creating a safe, welcoming and respectful environment on campus. With the Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Violence, Intimate Partner Violence, and Stalking Policy and Procedures, we affirm the commitment of the university and our community to the values of transparency and timely communication, and accountable and responsible behavior within an ethical, compassionate, diverse and respectful environment.

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History

Effective date of current versionJanuary 7, 2019
Date first adoptedJanuary 13, 2015
Revision history
Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 20:15 This policy was reviewed and updated in September 2016 by the Title IX Committee.

Sunday, April 1, 2018 - 20:15 References to the rescinded 2011 and 2016 Dear Colleague Letters were removed April 2018.

Monday, January 7, 2019 - 20:16 The optional hearing process for students was added January 7, 2019.
Proposed date of next reviewJanuary 1, 2021