Sexual Misconduct Policy and Grievance Procedures

Effective Date: May 1, 2014

Last Reviewed: July 1, 2015

Review by: June 30, 2016

Purpose

The policy was created and approved to comply with the requirements of Title IX and the Violence Against Women Act; to define what forms of sexual conduct is prohibited by Meharry Medical College (“MMC”); to set forth the manner in which allegations of sexual misconduct will be addressed by the College; and to provide resources for victims and those accused of sexual misconduct.

Policy Statement

Meharry Medical College (MMC) defines sexual misconduct as any wrongdoing of a sexual nature.  This encompasses sexual exploitation, harassment, violence, non-consensual sexual contact, and non-consensual sexual intercourse. MMC considers sex discrimination in all its forms to be a serious offense.  Sexual Misconduct violates MMC’s sexual discrimination policy and Federal Civil rights laws.  MMC is committed to creating a safe and responsible environment by fostering a community that promotes prompt reporting of all types of Sexual Misconduct and fair and timely resolutions. 

As a recipient of Federal funds, MMC is required to comply with Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities.  To ensure compliance with Title IX and other federal and state civil rights laws, MMC has developed policies and procedures that prohibit sex discrimination in all of its forms.  This policy extends to employment with and admission to the College.  Consistent with due process, all accused are presumed innocent until proven otherwise under this Policy.

 

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