Gender Based Violence Policy

Effective Date: June 1, 2014

Review by: May 31, 2015


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

MMC is committed to ensuring that all faculty, students and staff are trained on Title IX, VAWA, and the Campus SaVE Act. These federal laws require that Colleges and Universities:

  1. report domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence/assault and stalking, beyond crime categories that the Clery Act already mandates
  2. adopt certain student disciplinary procedures, such as notifying purported victims of their rights and
  3. adopt certain institutional policies to address and prevent campus violence and to train institutional personnel on how to handle such incidents


You can view the full policy to the right or by clicking here.