In order to encourage complainants and witnesses to make reports of conduct prohibited under this policy, the University will not pursue disciplinary action against students (complainants or witnesses) for disclosure of personal consumption of alcohol or other drugs (underage or illegal) where the disclosure is made in connection with a good faith report or investigation of prohibited conduct and the personal consumption did not place the health or safety of any other person at risk. The University may initiate an assessment or educational discussion or pursue other non-disciplinary options regarding alcohol or other drug use.
Similarly, the University will not pursue disciplinary action against students (complainants or witnesses) for conduct in violation of the Sexual Conduct Policy. Under no circumstances will a complainant or witness who makes a report of sexual assault or other prohibited conduct be charged with violating the Sexual Conduct Policy, regardless of the outcome.
Disclaimer: These key points are intended to provide a general overview of Baylor University’s Title IX process, which is governed by the Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Interpersonal Violence Policy, in effect Jan. 9, 2017.