Dear Members of the Campus Community,
Earlier today the U.S. Department of Education released revised guidelines relating to the procedures by which educational institutions investigate, adjudicate, and resolve allegations of sexual misconduct.
We will continue to follow our existing policies and procedures (please see my message to campus of September 19 regarding prevention of sexual violence) while we study the new guidelines and seek advice from the Office for Civil Rights and legal counsel.
In the event we determine that revisions are needed to our current policies and procedures, we will follow our usual, consultative practices to implement any changes.
For additional information on the university’s current policies, please visit the Sexual Misconduct Resource Center and review the university’s Campus Policy Prohibiting Sexual Misconduct. These and other resources are provided as part of our commitment to creating a campus environment that is safe and respectful of all persons at all times.
Isiaah Crawford, Ph.D. | President