Thomas More University is committed to providing a working and learning environment that is free from sexual misconduct of any kind, including but not limited to, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and sexual exploitation. The University will not tolerate sexual misconduct in any form; any employee or student found in violation of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action by the university. This policy applies to all college-related activities both on and off campus. Thomas More University is committed to the respect of every individual and any student, faculty or staff member that has been subjected to sexual misconduct will be provided with support, both internal and external of the institution.
All students, faculty and staff members of Thomas More University are subject to the provisions of the Sexual Misconduct Policy, as well as, compliance with all federal, state and local laws regarding sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, sexual assault and non-consensual sexual contact. Pursuant to the provisions of the Higher Education Act and the Title IX prohibitions against sexual harassment and sexual violence on campus, the following policies and procedures have been adopted to comply with the University’s duty to its community and legal compliance.
The University is committed to maintaining a safe environment and responding to reports of sexual misconduct: 1. in a timely manner; 2. in a supportive manner; 3. with discretion and empathy protecting the privacy of those involved to the greatest extent possible; 4. in a manner that supports the victim while maintaining the rights of the accused; 5. imposing appropriate sanctions to offenders; 6. to ensure the safety of the community.