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Classroom Resources

Faculty members, instructors, and graduate teaching assistants can have a significant role in reducing sexual violence and interpersonal violence for the students in their classrooms. There are many ways to engage students on this topic, including those listed below. 

Syllabus Statements

Sexual Misconduct and Domestic Violence Policy

This policy specifically addresses sexual misconduct which includes dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The policy establishes procedures for responding to Title IX-related allegations of sexual misconduct. Complaints can be reported to the Office for Institutional Equity (OIE). You may contact OIE by phone at 901.678.2713 or by email at oie@memphis.edu. Complaints can be submitted online at File a Complaint. OIE's office is located at 156 Administration Building.

Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy

University policy prohibiting discrimination and harassment based on protected characteristics and classes. Complaints of discrimination and harassment can be reported to the Office for Institutional Equity (OIE). You may contact OIE by phone at 901.678.2713 or by email at oie@memphis.edu. The full text of the policy can be found at GE2030 - Non-Discrimination and Antiharassment

Mandatory Reporters

As defined in the University Sexual Misconduct Policy, all mandatory reporters have a duty and responsibility to report any incident of sexual misconduct that they receive or of which they become aware.  All faculty, administrators and most University staff are defined as mandatory reporters. I am a mandatory reporter, meaning that if you report an incident of sexual misconduct (including sexual harassment, dating violence or stalking), I must report this information to the Title IX Coordinator at the University of Memphis. 

Accommodation of Pregnant Students

Pregnancy discrimination is prohibited under Title IX. A summary and FAQ to assist faculty members in addressing issues related to accommodating pregnant or expecting students can be found here: Accommodation of Pregnant Students (PDF). If you have additional questions about this policy, please contact the Office for Institutional Equity (OIE). You may contact OIE by phone at 901.678.2713 or by email at oie@memphis.edu

Events & Assignments

You can engage your students in the topic of sexual misconduct through encouraging students to attend our many impactful events/ trainings throughout the year. For a list of our upcoming events, please visit our Events page. 

Faculty Toolkit

Looking for a way to engage students in the topic of sexual misconduct prevention within the classroom setting? Click below to access a Faculty Toolkit produced by GreenDot, a nationally recognized interpersonal violence prevention program.

This Faculty Toolkit includes paper topics, quotes for Powerpoint slides, additional syllabus statements, extra credit assignment ideas, etc. Please note the use of this toolkit is limited only to University of Memphis faculty and staff. Sharing this toolkit is strictly prohibited. 

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