Title IX & UM1786 policy
The University of Memphis is committed to providing an equitable environment that is free from discrimination on the basis of sex to our campus community, in compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013. Sexual misconduct is a form of sex discrimination strictly prohibited by the University, which includes, but is not limited to:
- Sexual assault
- Sexual harassment
- Dating violence
- Domestic violence
All of the above are considered unacceptable. As such, all reported allegations of sexual misconduct, as defined by UM1786 - Sexual Misconduct and Domestic Violence policy, will be investigated accordingly. Actions that result in a violation of this policy will be subject to University disciplinary action. They may also subject a student or staff member to criminal and/or civil liability under state law.
To read the full policy, which includes definitions of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking, as well as information regarding consent and reporting, please see: https://umwa.memphis.edu/umpolicies/UM1786.htm.
Reporting Sexual Misconduct
There are several reporting options available to a person who has been subjected to sexual misconduct. In addition to bringing charges in criminal or civil court, a complainant may also seek recourse through the University's internal disciplinary process, if the incident occurred on campus or the person who engaged in sexual misconduct is a student, employee or has a reasonable connection to the University.
If you have experienced or have knowledge of any form of sexual misconduct involving a student, staff, faculty member, or affiliated person/organization, please complete the following form:
A complaint can also be filed in person with the following University offices:
Title IX Coordinator
Associate Dean, Office of Student Conduct
University of Memphis Police Services
We strongly encourage you to report incidents of misconduct to the appropriate campus officials or University Police. If you are a University employee who has the authority to redress sexual misconduct, who has the duty to report incidents of sexual misconduct, or whom a student could reasonably believe has this authority or duty, you are considered a Mandatory Reporter and are required to report all acts of sexual misconduct. For any questions, please contact the University's Title IX Coordinator, who serves as a point of contact for any person who wishes to discuss a concern or receive additional information and resources.
- Information for Complainants
- Information for Respondents
- Sexual Misconduct information brochure
- Resources for Students
- Questions and Answers on Title IX and Sexual Violence by the United States Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights
- The Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act by the Clery Center