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Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Policy

The University of Southern Mississippi prohibits sexual misconduct in any form, including sexual assault or sexual abuse, sexual harassment, and other forms of nonconsensual sexual conduct.  The University’s Sexual Misconduct Policy sets forth the resources available to students and employees and describes prohibited conduct. Sexual misconduct is inconsistent with the standards and ideals of our community and will not be tolerated. The University is committed to fostering an academic, work, and living environment that is free from all forms of discrimination and sexual misconduct including sexual harassment and sexual assault.  Additionally, federal law prohibits all forms of sexual harassment under Title IV, Title VII and Title IX.  This policy assists the University in complying with federal and state legal mandates and University policies in relation to such misconduct and applies to all members of the University community.  The full Sexual Misconduct Policy (Policy No. PRES-AA-001) can be accessed by clicking here.

 

Procedures for the Resolution of Allegations of Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Assault, and Sexual Harassment

In conjunction with the Sexual Misconduct Policy, the University has adopted Procedures for the Resolution of Allegations of Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Assault, and Sexual Harassment which sets forth the University’s obligations and methods for responding to sexual misconduct incidents that include sexual assault, sexual harassment, and other unwelcome behaviors as set forth in the Sexual Misconduct Policy.  This procedure implements the University’s commitment to comply with federal and state mandates and University policies in relation to such misconduct and apply to all members of the University community. The full procedures for the Resolution of Allegations of Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Assault, and Sexual Harassment (Policy No. PRES-AA-002) can be accessed by clicking here. A flow chart of the process can be found here.